Bagan , Myanmar
because it is so calm and peaceful andWe just returned from a magical SEA trip. Last minute we decided to cut days off of Vietnam and reroute to Myanmar. And then we were encouraged to visit Bagan. What GREAT advice. Bagan is stepping back in time .. or rather riding an E-bike back in time. We got the name of Win, +95 9 402680435, our remarkable tour guide and spent the next 3 days exploring the 3,000+pagodas and stupas with him. A guide is Critical. there are so many stories and so many different historical figures and such rich lore it would be impossible to create a comparable experience on your own.We were tempted to stay a 4th day because it is so peaceful and relaxing words you don't typically use to describe SEA . But we went on to Mandalay .. and that is also extraordinary . Win arranged a guide and driver for us in Mandalay too. He is the best.