Burma

October 2013

Burma (or now frequently referred to as Myanmar) is predominantly Buddhist. Whilst there are other religions Buddhism has been around far longer as evidenced by the many amazing temples, stupas, pagodas and monks you see in the country.

Until recently (2010) it was ruled by the military and most the people were very poor. As a result not much as changed and traditional ways are still followed (although I think this will change now)

Monk Crossing
Overgrown
Yangon Prayers
Shwedagon Pagoda
Monk with Umbrella
Taking a Break
Monk and Pagoda
Buddha Statues
Fisherman
Inle Boatmen
Cleaning House
Silk Weaving
Coloured Silks
Hammer Rings
The High Street
Cheroot
Golden Duck Boat
Silversmith
Lake View
Lake Marker
Weed Fishing
One Leg Row
Market Day Parking
Puppets
Bamboo Basket
Head-dresses
Fish Market
Transaction
Heading Home
Stupa Entrance
Hidden Statue
Stupa Stupa Stupa
Stupa Cleaning
Hotline to Heaven
Big Buddha, Little Buddha
Catching the Breeze
Monk School
Niche Worship
Haircut
Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery
Train Snacks
Victory
Young Monks
Hidden Statue
Kalaw
Shield Bug
Traditional Dress 1
Traditional Dress 2
Weaving
Lunchtime
Kids Will Have Fun
Onion Cleaning
Two Little Boys
Stilt Houses
Mother and Daughter
Jungle Temples
Local Taxi
Mingun Bell
Wedding Cake Pagoda
Shwe Inn Bin Monastery
Mahamuni Paya
Mandalay Hill
Palace Pagoda
Helter-Skelter
Flowers in Her Hair
Monastery Detail
On Top of the Hill
Sunset Over Mandalay
Mandalay Hill Twilight
Bridge and Boats
Om Pei Bridge
Morning Alms
Grabbing a Bite
Laughing Ladies
Stone Monastery
Health and Safety
House Boat
Field of Temples
Mini-Monk
Buddhist Symmetry
Place of Worship
Bagan Temple
Ananda Pagoda 1
Ananda Pagoda 2
Temple Carving
Giant Reclining Buddha
Buddha in Red
Stupa Buddha
Road to the Temples
View from the Top
Stairway of Light
Lacquerware
Staining and Cleaning
Primary School
Goats and Temple
Intricate Decoration
Stupas Galore
Sunset Over Bagan
Twilight Temple