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Burma - November 2010

Sule Pagoda, Rangoon

Monks at Kalaywa Tawya Monastery, Rangoon

Monks at Kalaywa Tawya Monastery, Rangoon

Monks at Kalaywa Tawya Monastery, Rangoon

Monk at Kalaywa Tawya Monastery, Rangoon

Nuns at Kalaywa Tawya Monastery, Rangoon

Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha, Rangoon

Elaborately decorated walls

Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha, Rangoon



No shoes inside religious monuments

Buddha's decorated feet

Scott Market

Picture Seller

Shwedagon pagoda viewed across Kandawgyi Lake

Kandawgyi Restaurant, Rangoon

Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon

Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon

Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon

Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon

Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon

Botataung Pagoda, Rangoon

Monk, Paleik Village, Mandalay

Monk, Paleik Village, Mandalay

Paleik Village, Mandalay

Paleik Village, Mandalay

Paleik Statue

Weaver

Antiquated Loom

Weaver

Happy Weaver

Monk, Paleik Village, Mandalay

Boy with Headdress, Paleik Village, Mandalay

Paleik School

Paleik School

U Bein's Bridge

Umbrella Seller, U Bein's Bridge

Ubein's Bridge

U Bein's Bridge

Boats at Ubein's Bridge

Shwenandaw Golden Palace, Mandalay

Intricate wood carvings

Wood carvings

Garland seller

Transportation - Maymyo style

Maymyo Market

Fruit for Sale - Maymyo Market

Maymyo Market

Flower Seller, Maymyo Market

Flowers for sale

Maymyo Flower Seller

Nut Seller, Maymyo Market

Maymyo Market

Maymyo Market

Gold beating, Mandalay

Gold beating, Mandalay

Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay

Boy with chameleons - Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay

Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay

Boy with chameleons (2)

Reserved Seating - Mandalay Airport

Boatman, Ava

Rural house, Ava

Taxi rank, Ava

Bagaya Monastery, supported by huge teak logs

Buddha image, Bagaya Monastery

Monk at Bagaya Monastery

School kids, Bagaya Monastery

Novice monk, Ava

Fruit seller, Bagaya Monastery

Mahar Aung Mye Bonsan Monastery, Ava

Souvenir Sellers, Ava

Thanaka cream, made from the ground up bark of the Thanaka tree, is applied to promote smooth skin.

Rural life, Ava

Traffic congestion on Ava's main highway!

Carts

Chinthes guarding the entrance to Mandalay Hill

Monks, Mandalay Hill

Atop Mandalay Hill

Shrine at the top of Mandalay Hill

Sunset, Mandalay Hill

Pagoda at top of Mandalay Hill

Puppets for sale in Mandalay

Monks near Mandalay Hill

Collecting alms

Sagaing Hill

Sagaing Hill Pagoda

Pagan

Pagan

Sulmani Temple, Pagan

Entrance to Ananda Temple

Elaborate arch detail at Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple, Bagan

Ananda Upper Terrace and Sikkhara

Kassapa
South facing

Kakusandha
North facing

Konagamana
East facing

Gotama
West facing

The four images of Buddha, each 31 feet high, at Ananda Temple. North-facing and South-facing Buddha's are said to be original 11 century Bagan-style; other two are contemporary replacements for ones destroyed by fire.

Komagamana Buddha image, Ananda Temple

 

The original south facing Kassapa Buddha has a unique feature; when viewed from a distance gives an expression of mirthfulness (left), however the same image viewed from close quarters depicts a sad look (right).

 

Be kind to animals ........ Go Vegetarian!

A similar sign in Pagan from our 1975 trip.

Nanda Puppet Show

Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan

Image at Shwezigon Pagoda

Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan

Buddha image at Shwezigon

Garland seller, Shwezigon Pagoda


Old couple, Shwezigon Pagoda

Lotus Collections Lacquer factory, Pagan

Pyat Thatgyi Pagoda for Sunset Viewing

Herd of goats homeward bound

Sunset across Pagan

Bagan Airport....... delightfully laid back!

Cheroot Smoker, Nyaung U Market

Sweetcorn Seller, Nyaung U Market

Nyaung U Market

Horn-billed bird, Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, Maymyo

 

Boat transfer station at Nyaung Shwe...... the gateway to Inle Lake

High speed long-tail boats - the mode of transport on Inle Lake

Approaching the Inle Resort Hotel by long-tail boat

Entrance to Inle Resort Hotel

Main Building, Inle Resort Hotel

Inle Resort Hotel

View from veranda or Inle Resort Hotel cabin

The accomodation in the teak built cabin, complete with mosquito nets

Inle Lake

Stilt-houses, Inle Lake

Inle Temple

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Inle Stupas

Shwe In Tain Pagoda, Inle Lake

Buddha image



Shwe In Tain Pagoda, Inle Lake

Shwe In Tain Pagoda, Inle Lake


Buddha image, Shwe In Tain Pagoda

Young friends

Souvenirs

Shan lady

Shan ladies

Shan lady

Boat parking lot, Inle Lake

Silk weaver

Silk weaver

 

Inle Floating Market

Inle Floating Market

Inle Floating Market

 

 

Vegetables being delivered, Inle Lake

Inle market

Inle Lake leg rower

Inle Lake fishermen

Long-tail boat, Inle Lake

Floating gardens, Inle Lake

Storm clouds threaten the Lake at dusk

The elegance of the Inle Lake fisheman is amazing

 

Shwe Yan Dyay Monastery, near Heho

Monk at Shwe Yan Dyay Monastery

Paper Making

Crude but Effective Foot Operated Lathe

 

Umbrella Maker

The Umbrella Maker's Son