As well as the Temples, Bagan is really easy to navigate. Most people rent ebikes, push bikes or scooters.
It would definitely be amazing to see the Temples from above on a hot air balloon but after reading some horror stories, we decided against this.
Bagan has a dry desert feel to it. It reminded me a little of Petra but it’s even more desert like.
The area is divided up of Bagan, New Bagan and Nyaung-U. We were staying in Nyaung-U as we read that it was nearer the main temples and had a more authentic feel.