Bagan had a mystical appeal to us the second we saw photos of it. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the largest concentration of stupas, temples and pagodas in the world. The immediate landscape is relatively flat, so when you climb to the top of a temple, you can see scores of other 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
These are time lapse shots of the Shwemawdaw Paya in Bago and Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma).
This is what it is like to be on the top of Kyauktalon Taung, a limestone mountain near Mawlamyine, Myanmar.
This is what Win Sein Taw Ya (aka Buddha Park) looks like. It has a 90-year-old unfinished reclining Buddha that is nearly 600 feet long (the largest in the world). The statue was enormous and inside the enormous cement body was dioramas of the teachings of Buddha with captions in Burmese. It was amazing to Read Post