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Sunset over Bagan, Myanmar (part 3)

The sun finally set and with this comes the end of my blog posts about Myanmar (… probably 😉 ). I hope you have enjoyed seeing these photos, and if you ever get a chance, please do go to Myanmar, its a wonderful place to visit! To see more about our visit to Myanmar, click … Continue reading

Sunset over Bagan, Myanmar (part 2)

The sun was dropping behind the horizon, and as we stood at the top of our stupa we could see the spires of the distant stupas in the distance.   The reds and golds of the sunset glowed against the red brick of the stupas and they were even more beautiful. This for me was … Continue reading

Sunset over Bagan, Myanmar (part 1)

I think its fitting for the last few posts on our trip to Myanmar to be of our sunset visit to a stupa.  I confess I don’t know which stupa we were taken to.  Whichever one it was, had an amazing view from the upper tier over the plain of Bagan, with the thousands of … Continue reading

Pagodas and Temples – Bagan, Myanmar (part 4)

So we come to the end of our wander around these smaller stupas in Bagan. For me, this was the highlight of our visit to Myanmar and if I ever return to Bagan, I’ll be heading off to explore more of these stupas.  I’ll let the hoards check out the larger temples such as Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple and Ananda Temple, … Continue reading

Pagodas and Temples – Bagan, Myanmar (part 3)

These smaller stupas in Bagan, I found particularly charming after visiting the larger temples of Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple and Ananda Temple.  While they were beautiful, there was something special about the smaller ones.  Particularly since we were the only ones around and most tourists would never see these. There was no path way around or between them, no … Continue reading

Pagodas and Temples – Bagan, Myanmar (part 2)

Escaping from our tour group one afternoon in Bagan, we intrepid explorers wandered across the grassy scrubland to some of the smaller stupas near our hotel. After visiting the larger temples of Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple and Ananda Temple, I was keen to explore some of the smaller stupas scattered around Bagan.  No so much frequented by tourists, many had offerings … Continue reading

Pagodas and Temples – Bagan, Myanmar (part 1)

After visiting the larger temples of Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple and Ananda Temple, I was keen to explore some of the smaller stupas scattered around Bagan.  And we literally only had to walk a few paces from our hotel to do so.  We felt like intrepid explorers as we left the road and wandered across the grassy scrubland to … Continue reading

Shwezigon Pagoda – Bagan, Myanmar

Shwezigon Pagoda or ရွှေစည်းခုံဘုရား as its known in the Myanmar language was the last of the 3 larger temples and pagoda’s we visited in Bagan. Built in 1076 by King Anawrahta, a recent convert to Theravada Buddhism, Shwezigon was built to enshrine a number of Buddha relics including a replica of the Buddha tooth from … Continue reading

Htilominlo Temple – Bagan, Myanmar

ထီးလိုမင်းလိုဘုရား or Htilominlo Temple was another of the larger temples we visited in Bagan.  Built by King Nantaungmya in 1218AD, the temple is known to be the last Myanmar Style temple built in Bagan.  The temple is three stories tall and built with red brick. It is known for its elaborate plaster moldings.  Like Ananda Temple, there … Continue reading

Ananda Temple – Bagan, Myanmar

And finally we reach Bagan, which was one of my bucket list locations.   I wcouldn’t wait to see the thousands of stupas scattered across the landscape.  And while I hate to give away spoilers, it didn’t disappoint! Although I was most looking forward to seeing the smaller stupas on-mass, we also visited some of the … Continue reading

Ancient stupas at Shwe Inn Tain Pagoda – Inle Lake, Myanmar

The Shwe Inn Tain Pagoda complex was pretty amazing, so I figured a second post about it with a few more photos was in order.  The first post is the Ruins and Ruining of Shwe Inn Tain Pagoda. As a reminder, The Shwe Inn Tain pagoda is near the Inn Dain Khone village on the western bank … Continue reading

Ruins and Ruining of Shwe Inn Tain Pagoda – Inle Lake, Myanmar

So finally, as promised the blog post about the Shwe Inn Tain Pagoda complex! The Shwe Inn Tain pagoda is near the Inn Dain Khone village on the western bank of Inle Lake.  There are apparently 1054 pagodas, but I confess, I didn’t count them.  They were built between 14th & 18th Centuries. Myanmar is, from … Continue reading

Cambodia and Genocide : Photography and Tourism

When I look back through my photographs from my first trip to Cambodia back in 2007, there are parts of our trip where I simply didn’t take any or only a handful of photos. When we returned to Cambodia last Christmas, we just visited Siem Reap and the spectacular temples of Angkor. We took thousands … Continue reading

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