It had been ten years since I last came here to Bagan. As soon as I arrived after taking the coach from Yangon, I remembered how peaceful this place is: open fields, no cars and little noise.
It was nearly 6am and not a soul was in sight as I made my way to the hotel, taking in the temples as they started to become visible.
Bagan, with its nickname the Heart of Myanmar, is an ancient site measuring 13 by 8 km and contains more than 2500 Buddhist monuments built from the 10th to the 14th centuries AD.
I got to my hotel, refreshed myself with a shower and watermelon juice and hit the road with an e-bike, which are electronic motorcycles.