FLICKING THROUGH THE WORLD LARGEST BOOK IN KUTHODAW PAYA

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After an entire day walking around, still kinda jet lagged from Finland, the last place to visit was the Kuthodaw Paya. In the majority of the temples in Myanmar it is required that people walk bare foot, as a sign of respect, and here this requirement is more noticeable: the structure is almost entirely open and the floor […]

THE DETAIL OF SHWENANDAW KYAUNG

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Another ancient teak wood monastery with an interesting story. This was the royal apartment of a king and when he died the successor could not cope with the ghost of the previous king that still lived in it and decided to dismantle the whole thing and relocate it outside and donated it to the monks. […]

THE GOLDEN MAHAMUNI PAGODA IN MANDALAY

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Made out of teak wood this place is insanely well decorated and carved to minute detail. Bring a Zoom/Macro lens to make the most of this place. The interior is nothing to run home about but there are some friendly monks who are interested in speaking English with the foreigners and will spend some time […]

LONELINESS IN SHWE IN BIN MONASTERY

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Made out of teak wood this place is insanely well decorated and carved to minute detail. Bring a Zoom/Macro lens to make the most of this place. The interior is nothing to run home about but there are some friendly monks who are interested in speaking English with the foreigners and will spend some time […]