September 3, 2013

Balloon Ride, Myanmar

Photograph by Dima Chatrov, Your Shot

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For Your Shot contributor Dima Chatrov, seeing Bagan, Myanmar, from a hot air balloon is a must for any traveler to the ancient city. "The location is ideal for shooting: the bend of the river, flat valley … and mountains on the horizon," Chatrov says. "But the main thing [is] there are thousands and thousands of temples, pagodas, and stupas."

According to Chatrov, the balloon flight lasts from 40 minutes to an hour. "The first sunbeam breaks through the haze on the east and colors the valley in golden tones. A few more seconds and thousands of light blades pierce the fog. It is so beautiful and unusual that it seems like you are no longer in the 21st century, but somewhere in the middle of the 19th, flying like the heroes of Jules Verne, to open the unknown …"

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84 comments
Daeng N.
Daeng N.

I will be there in April and I am thinking to fly over the Pagan with Ballon.

Toso Bozic
Toso Bozic

this looks like from other planet.. breathtaking and almost indescribable

J.H. Koh
J.H. Koh

Really really awesome sight!!!

kai go
kai go

like a painting .nice sunshine and shadow.

Janet Payne
Janet Payne

That picture is perfection! the birds just seem to be the icing on the cake.

Muhammad Faris NatureLover
Muhammad Faris NatureLover

Wow this is beautiful. How i wish i'm working for National Geogrphic and get to go for adventure exploring all beautiful place in the world.

Judith Buckingham
Judith Buckingham

This fabulous shot captures the mystical, magical moments everyone feels in Began and Myanmar. 

The Spirit of the Buddha is still alive in her peoples and arises from her land. My trip there was simply wonderful.

Thank you.

Shannon T
Shannon T

God Almighty this picture takes my breath away. One of the best I've ever seen. Photos of Manmar always make me smile. I'd love to go there someday. Thank you so much Dima

Danni Schanmier
Danni Schanmier

I dont even know where to begin...Probably one of my favorite shots I've come across in the photo of the day section. This is insane! Looks like something perhaps on a bedsheet or painting. The lighting is perfect in the way it bathes some parts of the landscape and hardly touches others. Creates texture.

Dora Amor
Dora Amor

wow, those shadows are amazing!, i love the composition and perspective!!

Norman Oblefias
Norman Oblefias

It is truly Breathtaking :D Thanks to the Photographer :)

Errol Vanzie
Errol Vanzie

If you stare at the small version of the picture for a few seconds, you will see a closeup photo of a white sponge seen from below. try it. 

David Martin
David Martin

Look at the sun beams you really have captured a good moment there ,well done.

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