MYANMAR

"Contemplation"

"Contemplation"

A novice monk sits under the shelter while it rains at Mahagandayon Monastery. | Amarapura, Myanmar

A local girl picks some flower buds and washes them in a puddle. | Amarapura, Myanmar

A Burmese woman leads her kids in the rain. | Amarapura, Myanmar

"War Yama"

"War Yama"

War Yama is a 20 year-old monk at Mahagandayon Monastery. | Amarapura, Myanmar

A young novice monk at Mahagandayon Monastery. |Amarapura, Myanmar

A novice monk runs for cover from the rain at Mahagandayon Monastery. | Amarapura, Myanmar

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple | Bagan, Myanmar

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset view of the vast plains of Old Bagan. | Bagan, Myanmar

Shwesandaw Pagoda

Shwesandaw Pagoda

Shwesandaw Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda built in 1057. It supposedly enshrines a Buddha hair relic brought back from Thaton and its name ‘Shwesandaw’ means ‘golden hair relic’. The pagoda has five terraces, with a stairway leading to the top terrace where a bell-shaped stupa rises. | Bagan, Myanmar

Sunset in Bagan

Sunset in Bagan

The view from the top terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda is simply spectacular. | Bagan, Myanmar

Buddha Statue

Buddha Statue

Buddha statue in Sulamani Temple. | Bagan, Myanmar

Buddha wall murals

Buddha wall murals

Ancient murals adorn the walls of Sulamani Temple. | Bagan, Myanmar

Wall Murals in Sulamani Temple

Wall Murals in Sulamani Temple

Ancient murals adorn the walls of Sulamani Temple. | Bagan, Myanmar

Sulamani Temple

Sulamani Temple

The view of Sulamani Temple from the entrance. | Bagan, Myanmar

Buddha statue

Buddha statue

One of the four imposing statues of Buddha in Ananda Temple. | Bagan, Myanmar

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple

The floor of a devotion hall in Ananda Temple. | Bagan, Myanmar

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple

A statue in Ananda Temple. | Bagan, Myanmar

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple

Statues built within the walls of Ananda Temple. | Bagan, Myanmar

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple

Bagan, Myanmar

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple

Bagan, Myanmar

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple

Bagan, Myanmar

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple

Bagan, Myanmar

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple

A local visitor views the exhibits in Ananda Temple. | Bagan, Myanmar

Shwezigon Pagoda

Shwezigon Pagoda

The exterior of Shwezigon Pagoda. | Bagan, Myanmar

A child relaxes on a bench in Shwezigon Pagoda. | Bagan, Myanmar

Shwezigon Pagoda

Shwezigon Pagoda

Bagan, Myanmar

Shwezigon Pagoda

Shwezigon Pagoda

Bagan, Myanmar

Shwezigon Pagoda

Shwezigon Pagoda

Visitors to all Buddhist sites in Myanmar are required to remove footwear before entering the premises. | Bagan, Myanmar

Shwezigon Pagoda

Shwezigon Pagoda

Bagan, Myanmar

Donation Boxes

Donation Boxes

Donation boxes in Shwezigon Pagoda. | Bagan, Myanmar

A monk fans himself at Shwezigon Pagoda. | Bagan, Myanmar

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