If the Angkor Wat in Cambodia impressed you, then you must visit another attraction that is equal to its magnificence which is the Bagan Archaeological Zone in Myanmar. Today, over 2,000 temples and pagodas still remain in central Myanmar out of the over 10,000 constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries.
This year on Saturday, 28 November 2015, runners will be able to witness the Bagan’s beauty and its historical grandeur of sacred pagodas and stunning temples scattered across the plains of Bagan, an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar).
Running in the plains of Bagan among thousand-year-old temples. It’s like entering another world.
—Lars Fyhr, Head of Adventure Marathon
So if you are exploring new great places to run, then consider running on a mystical, striking landscape through a temple wonderland and small villages. It will surely leave an amazing experience for you.
The Bagan Temple Marathon features three competitive distances: a full marathon, a half marathon and a 10 km race. All distances start and finish in front of the fine, ornate Htilominlo Temple, built in 1211 during King Htilominlo’s reign.
Although the race route for the Bagan Temple Marathon is relatively flat, the heat and dusty course could prove to be a challenge for most participants. Runners will meet a mixture of dirt and sandy trails and asphalt paved roads along the course. If heat and running in the sun is something unfamiliar to you, then you should make more preparation before the race.
Can’t make it for this years race? Fret not, you can plan ahead for the next race day on 26 November 2016, and 25 November for the 2017 edition.
Wait no more and place the Bagan Temple Marathon on your running bucket-list to witness the majestic thousand-year-old temples and pagodas.
Visit their official website for more information.