Buddhists rub gold leaf squares on statues of Buddha or on holy sites, like Kyaiktiyo Pagoda. In Mandalay, Myanmar they make the squares, here is the process: “Only 24 carat gold is used. First, about 200 gm is pulled into thin wires, and then pulled through a press to form a ribbon 90 cm long Read Post
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At the end of our three-day, two-night trek from Kalaw, we ended at Inle Lake. It is a beautiful freshwater lake, surrounded by floating gardens and filled with delicious fish (you can see how the fishermen use their legs to paddle or row). A truly beautiful place in Myanmar.
Everything about Myanmar was amazing. However, our choice to take a 3-day, 2-night trek (hike) from Kalaw to Inle Lake, Myanmar was a particular highlight. Finding the right guide was quite an adventure , but once we settle on a company and group to go with; it was great time. The people we met along the Read Post
These are time lapse shots of the Shwemawdaw Paya in Bago and Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma).
Sepaktakraw differs from the similar sport of volleyball in its use of a rattan ball and only allowing players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball. Myanmar men love to play and every city we visited we would see games being played. It’s a memorizing sport and we loved watching Read Post