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9หมู่9 ต.สุเทพ อ.เมืองเชียงใหม่ Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
On every trip, I try to ride my motorbike up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a beautiful temple on the top of the mountain just outside of town. The view of the Chiang Mai valley is breathtaking on a clear day. I go to the shrine in the back of the...
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai has around 300 wats, or temples, in and around the city, some of them dating back 700 years. Each is seemingly more ornate than the last and you could spend hours exploring the details and observing the monks that reside there in their...
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ตำบล ป่าอ้อดอนชัย อำเภอเ มืองเชียงราย เชียงราย 57000, Thailand
While there’s no shortage of spectacular temples in Thailand – or Asia for that matter – one of my absolute favorites is without doubt the distinctive Wat Rong Khun. Perhaps better known by the name ‘The White...
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661 Tri Mit Rd, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Wat Traimit Wittayarama, the Royal Temple in Bangkok, houses the Golden Buddha—the world's largest gold seated Buddha. At the top, a series of bells can be rung for good luck. These bells surround a giant metal kettle where you can throw...
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Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
The secret to having a good time in Bagan has nothing to do with getting there - all that takes is faith in a Burmese pilot and his ancient aircraft, or an unwavering belief that your 13-hour bus ride from Yangon will actually deliver you to the...
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Lake Chūzenji, Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan
The Chuzenji Temple in Oku-nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, was originally founded in 784 by a Buddhist monk known as Shodo-shonin and is located on the shore of Lake Chuzenji, which is approximately 1,300 meters above sea level. In the middle of the...
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Burma’s most important Buddhist temple is layered with tons of gold and adorned with thousands of precious gems. Relics enshrined within the stupa include eight strands of hair that belonged to Siddhartha Gautama. Dress conservatively and be ready...
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22/, 200 ถนนนครราชสีมา แขวง ดุสิต เขต ดุสิต กรุงเทพมหานคร 10300, Thailand
I come often to this wat, also known as the Marble Temple. It was built by King Rama V in 1899. It’s one of the loveliest in the city, but it’s less crowded with tourists than wats farther south in Bangkok. —Tanongsak “Dtong” Yordwai Near corner...
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2 Sanam Chai Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
When I reached this place, I thought that it would be a perfect shot for the symbols of Bangkok, when I could also ban a tuk-tuk on the photo... After a few minutes waiting I had the chance to capture this... btw - the King's Temple or Wat Phra...
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Amarapura, Myanmar (Burma)
Ubein Bridge in Amarapura is like a bridge in the fairy tale. In the morning when you talk just before the sunrise, encountering monks coming from the other side. You will be feeling as if you were stepping into another world.
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Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
A moment passes quickly, savor it early and throughout. Standing in line in Mandalay (the last royal capital of Burma) these young monks await the breakfast the crew of our ship (The Road to Mandalay) stands ready to give. More precious than any...
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After visiting this magnificent city, I understand more where Sir Rudyard Kipling harnessed his inspiration from while he wrote the poem Mandalay. And even at present times, many commercialized establishments are named after this quaint town kn...
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Mandalay Palace, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
Banner exhorting the populace to obey the tatmadaw (The Myanmar Armed Forces) on the outer wall of the Mandalay Palace (which also houses a large military barracks) in Mandalay, Myanmar. While Myanmar has come quite a ways in terms of reform since...
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Rich flavor from the thick sauces of Burmese noodles and salads are another highlight of our trip. Aside from the gorgeous views of the thousands temples of Bagan, the culinary side is another must try taste! Read more here...
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Amarapura, Myanmar (Burma)
"Look where we are!" Ok, here goes nothing... This shot was taken from a rowboat at sunset looking toward the U Bein Bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world. Amarapura is the old capital of Myanmar and is an unbelievably serene respite from...
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Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
The temple near Amarapura has pure white color with pure white atmosphere.
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Young girl and mother at a festival inside Mahamuni Buddha Temple in Mandalay, Myanmar.
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Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
Traditional Burmese puppets for sale in a woodcarving shop in Mandalay, Myanmar. This shop is located in the Kyauksittan quarter of Mandalay, which is known for its many stone-carving workshops. The Burmese make some of the finest handicrafts in...
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Adorable little girls who tried to sell me flowers at first and then gave up when I indicated I wasn't interested, after which they followed me around playing hide and seek at Shwenandaw Kyaung temple in Mandalay, Myanmar.
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Explore the temples and pagodas from the past in Bagan located southwest of Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar) in the Mandalay Region of Burma. One of the must sees at this pilgrimage site is the Mahamuni Buddha image.