Category Archives: Myanmar

Bago’s Hintha Gon and the “New” Kanbawzathadi Palace

Previous Post: Bago’s Shwemawdaw Pagoda – Myanmar’s Tallest Stupa It is a short walk from the east entrance to the Shwemawdaw to the Hintha Gon temple built on a nearby hilltop – though I hopped into the air-conditioned taxi waiting for me at the west … Continue reading

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Bago’s Shwemawdaw Pagoda – Myanmar’s Tallest Stupa

Related Posts: Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda – The Golden Heart of Myanmar Ballooning Over The Plains Of Myanmar’s Bagan The Uninspiring Buddhas Of Myanmar’s Bagan If you find yourself in Yangon and have spent all the time you want to in the city,  a day … Continue reading

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Pindaya’s Shwe Oo Min – The Shan Cave of The Ten Thousand Buddhas!

Having spent a couple of days in Kalaw, we were on the move again. The town of Nyaung Shwe at the top of Inle Lake was our destination.  However, before we headed there we went up to Pindaya, famous for the … Continue reading

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A Morning Stroll Through Mandalay’s Zay Cho Market Area

Related Posts: Pindaya’s Shwe-oo-min Pagoda & The Cave of the Ten Thousand  Buddhas Myanmar’s Inle Lake – Things To See and Do – Day One Zay Cho (many other English spellings including Zegyo, Zaygyo, Zeigyo)  in the Bamar language means “cheap rice”. … Continue reading

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The Uninspiring Buddhas Of Bagan

Previous Post: Ballooning Over the Plains of Bagan The balloon ride over the plains of Bagan would be an hour-long “wow” as I took in the brick remains of what must have been an impressive capital city some eight or nine … Continue reading

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Ballooning Over The Plains of Bagan

Previous Post: “Mingalaba” From Myanmar, Land of The Golden Pagodas! As far as the eye can see brick and stucco structures – stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries – bear witness to a remarkable moment in history  on the east banks of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River.  Time … Continue reading

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“Mingalaba” From Myanmar, Land of The Golden Pagodas!

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Mingalaba – “greetings to you” in the Bamar language!  Recently I spent three weeks  in Myanmar, escaping at least a bit of an unusually cold Toronto winter. As well as a week on my own to explore Yangon and some nearby … Continue reading

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