The day before I arrived in Bagan there was a severe rainstorm. The soil could not absorb the water and it was flooding over the streets and around the lower pagoda’s. On the way to the hotel I passed by a collapsed 700 old years pagoda. The people of almost a whole village were helping to clean up the mess and to keep as much of the aged stones. There is a real concern about the other pagoda’s in case these rainstorms keep on passing by Bagan. This has never been seen in an area known as a rather dry.