Traveling from Mandalay to the plain of Bagan you will see a variety of different landscapes, monasteries and villages. Some of them can look quite erie depending of the different light situations, the mist and haze. Sometimes like a scene out of a legend or an adventure travel book.
When I first saw the following monastery I was reminded of a famous south German Castel - Schloss Neuschwanstein - in Bavaria. But here the climb to the top was narrower, steeper and accompanied by hordes of monkeys.