Our fourth stop in Myanmar was the town of Mawlamyine in Mon state. The main reason for visiting this city was to take a day trip to Win Sein Taw Ya, the largest reclining Buddha in the world at nearly 600 feet long. This more than 90-year-old unfinished monstrosity is tucked away at the foot Read Post
We took a bunch of time lapse video of the temples around Siem Reap, Cambodia, then sped up the results and cut it to some relaxing music.
The Golden Rock is one of the most holy Buddhist sites in Myanmar and truly an amazing sight. However, I found the journey to the top of Mt Kyaiktiyo to be taxing on both the wallet and body. That is not to say I do not recommend visiting the rock, but I do so with Read Post
After getting our bearings and kyats (the local currency, pronounced “chats”) in Yangon, we decided to visit Bago, a bustling small town a two-hour drive northeast. The decision to travel here was primarily due to having three weeks in the country and a large gap of where to go. While we initially marked numerous cities Read Post
We spent a couple days exploring the temples of Bagan, Myanmar (formerly Burma). “From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist Read Post