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
These are time lapse shots of the Shwemawdaw Paya in Bago and Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma).
While in Hpa-An, Myanmar we hired a driver to take us around the sights. It was a good thing we did, the caves, temples and other points of interest were spread out and would have been difficult to locate on our own. Some of the sights we saw included the Yathei Pyan (aka Yathebyan) cave, Read Post
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