Sunrise Bagan, Myanmar

As this country is rapidly changing, I am seeing the outside world's influences coming in. This morning I climbed one of the temples in Bagan for the sunrise view. I found hundreds of new tourists flocking to the best views across of the plains of Bagan. As the sun rose through the thick haze and smoke, I saw the crowds taking selfies with their phones, using selfie sticks, doing groups shots of each other with non stop peace signs flashed, 18 hot air balloons floating by full of waving tourists, young guys flying a drone around and smacking it into the temple. Tour buses, taxis, electric motorbikes, horse carts, bicycles all fighting for the best spots.

I couldn't help but think that no one else noticed the past wandering by.......