It’s when thousands of 12th century pagodas are basked in a warm orange light, providing a perfect photo opportunity for snap happy visitors. We climbed up the steep steps carved into the side of the pagoda, using our hands to guide us in the dark, and we discovered about 15 other tourists already at the top, and more to come, many armed with tripods and telephoto lenses. We waited under a thick blanket of stars for the sun to slowly drive out the night and bring the ancient temples into existence.
The early morning dimness starts to fade as I make out figures of temples ahead of us. As the brimming orange sun breached the horizon, the pyramid-shaped Dhammayangyi temple the most prominent amidst the plain of pagodas, more than a dozen hot air balloons floated into the sky, as if someone had opened their hand releasing the balloons toward the sun.
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