Before travelling to Myanmar, the only place I wanted to see was Bagan. So the hype was high for this place. I knew I was going to wake up every morning and go on top of a temple way before sunrise to try to take a classic Bagan picture, the one with the hot air balloon over the temples and pagodas.
After travelling in Asia for a few months, I had seen enough pagoda and temples for my entire life but by visiting Myanmar (Burma) I couldn’t avoid them. Especially while the main attraction of Yangon was Shwedagon pagoda.
Phnom Penh isn’t the usual stop in Cambodia as people preferring exploring Angkor Wat and its temples. However, I think it is worth a short stop. At least to understand the recent history of Cambodia.
2016 Yi Peng (lantern festival) in Chiang Mai was a bit different from the previous years. As the king of Thailand passed away exactly a month before the event, no one was really sure if it would happen or not.