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Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)
I arrive at Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake’s main development, in the dead of night and immediately book myself into a boat tour of the lake, wondering aloud if the notorious Nayar, a mythical dragon with four legs, still patrols the waters. An old man...
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Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
The ancient history preserved in the architecture of Bagan provides a unique insight into some of the country's modern political struggles. Throughout Burmese history, religion and rulers have been inextricably linked. The temples of Bagan were...
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No(66,67,68,69,78,79), East D, Bogyoke AungSan Market, 11141, Pabedan, Township, Yangon 11141, Myanmar (Burma)
Everywhere you go in Yangon street vendors selling delicious drinks and desserts can be found. Coconut or fruit based, all are served with shaved ice and you can add to this with your choice from a multitude of syrups and a range of sago based or...
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near Than Lann Bus Stop, 182 Insein Road, Yangon 1512, Myanmar (Burma)
This merchant is one of a vast number of vendors at Yangon's wholesale market for fruit, vegetables, flowers and dried goods like this gentleman's salted fish. Salted freshwater snake head fish is his speciality. Thinly sliced it's fried with...
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Mindat, Myanmar (Burma)
After 8 hour drive from Bagan Airport, we arrived with a dusted jeep in this village and walked into an elementary school filled with curious eyes as though we are martians. The town is known for the head hunters and tattoo faced women as well as...
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No. 216, Anawrahta Road 11141, Beteen 31th & 32th, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
A large Indian population - legacy of its British colonial past - has brought dishes like bryani into the Myanmar diet. This mutton version is fragrant with whole spices like cardamom and the rice is studded with cashews and raisins. Delicious and...
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Swae Taw St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Children as young as three or four are sent from the countryside by parents to receive an education that they hope will give them a better start in life.
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Kalaw, Myanmar (Burma)
One thing that always interests me is how and why people migrate en masse. From ‘how’ the numerous Japanese ended up in Sao Paulo, Brazil to stories of why the Han moved south in China setting up the magnificent tolou as defenses, I’m always...
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Kalaw, Myanmar (Burma)
On a recent trip to Burma, I spent a few days in Kalaw, an old hill station that British colonial soldiers enjoyed retreating to for its mild(er) climate. Today tourists come here for mostly one thing: to trek. Guides take small groups into the...
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Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
Some of the best food we ate in Myanmar was during our two night stay on a small, family-run boat between Mandalay and Bagan. The curries were delicious and the rice was always accompanied by fish sauce with chilies in it. All of this...
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Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
After temple-hopping your heart out, take a break from the heat and head to the Ayeyarwady river's edge where the alluring Bupaya Pagoda rests along the shore. As the last rays of sunshine hit the pristine golden dome you can opt to take a boat up...
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Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)
When the temperature is a little cooler near sunset, climb up one of the few taller temples to get a 360 birds eye view of old Bagan, the land of over 2,000 temples.
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Myanmar (Burma), Nyaungshwe, No. 88, Phaung Daw Pyan Street, Win Quarter邮政编码: 11221
We were there for the beginning of the remarkable Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inle Lake - which takes place at the beginning of October (depending on a Buddhist calendar) It was a privilege to be part of such an auspicious occasion. Our boat...
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Mawlamyine, Myanmar (Burma)
Getting on a bike and pedaling around to discover a place is always the best place to see local life up close. Mawlamyine is an old colonial town in southern Myanmar, once the home of George Orwell (his mother was born here), and at one time the...
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
After 3 hour drive from Yangon; we crossed the river twice. We were the only foreigners on the ferry and most of them couldn't tell that I am burmese. They thought my friend filipe is "tom cruise"and all white men are so tall!
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Ar Zar Ni St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Everywhere I travel, no matter how close or far away from home, I notice family and friends gathering together outdoors. Rosy cheeked children run around, teenagers don the latest fashions and adults mingle together sharing stories. Whether it be...
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Near Tharabar Gate, Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
This cluster of temples was just down from the Tharabar Gate and the hotel Tharabar Gate , which was lovely. We were there at the end of the dry season, so the foliage was mostly brown and it was very dusty. I've been told November is the best...
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Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)
Ladies line the entrances to many temples selling sandlewood prayer beads and flowers for offerings in the temples.
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Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)
One of the few temples that has had some restoration, also one of the largest and most frequented.
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Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Oxcarts and horsecarts are the best way to see the thousands of stupas dotting the plains.
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Indochina
The villages are tiny in and around the Stupas of Bagan, each with their own little markets, and very friendly vendors.
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I snapped this photo of a monk at Schwedagon Pagoda, the epicenter of Burmese Buddhism. The glittering gold spire stands out in the Rangoon skyline.
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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar (Burma)
Inle Lake has great resorts and restaurants all on stilts -- only access is by boat. Beautiful views and interesting places to visit
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Zi Phyu Kone, Myanmar (Burma)
Jate Taw on the Bay of Bengal near the southern end of Ngapali Beach, Myanmar was a feast for the senses. The smell of fish combines with salt air and wood smoke. The sound of the ocean competes with boat motors, children playing chase, barking...
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
"No mishy mashy, only the truth.” I sat with Daw Bertie for a while on the multi-colored plastic stepping stools that dotted the sidewalks and roadsides of Burma. We sat drinking Birdy Brand instant coffee out of mismatched china teacups and...
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Bago, Myanmar (Burma)
After a day spent wandering around the Reclining Buddha & Chinese Temple on the road back to Yangon, the most delicious melons are sold along the road. Picked that morning I brought 9 back to the house and everyone agreed they were the best ever...
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The Inwa Bridge, Sagaing, Myanmar (Burma)
Inwa bridge is the longest bridge of Myanmar. The best view would be on the trip from Mandalay to Bagan when you take a look from the ferry.
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Bo Gyoke Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
"You run into the young girl monk who you took pictures of yesterday. She is so happy to see you and brings you to her friend’s shop. You buy a painting from a kid. Word spreads that someone is buying art. You are surrounded by kids and...
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Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
We climbed this stupa to watch the sun set over the plains filled with thousands of stupas. The sun always sets red, due to smoke in the air.
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Pathein, Myanmar (Burma)
Pathein, a delta city ,a bumpy 3+ hour drive south of Yangon showed an unspoiled view of a port city and more interesting and friendly people of Myanmar. We stayed in a local hotel, rack rate of USD$35 and got a discount to $28 since with our...
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Kaladan River, Myanmar (Burma)
Cattle herders on the alluvial plains that make up the banks of the Kaladan River on the way to Mrauk U from Sittwe in Arakhine State, Myanmar. Scenes of local people engaging in the same activities they have for hundreds (if not thousands) of...
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This is just a simple moment of joy found in the following weeks after Cyclone Nargis devastated the region.
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Macleod Island, Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar is often associated with ts incredible culture and for having arguably the friendliest locals in all of Asia. Often overlooked though are the country’s unspoilt tropical islands and pristine white sandy beaches I was lucky enough to spend...
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Inle Lake West Corridor Rd, Myanmar (Burma)
Young boys, in their longyi's with thanaka on their faces to protect them from the sun, share poori, a common fried dough used in most Burmese dishes.
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92 Strand Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Have a draught Dagon (the local Myanmar beer) at the bar of the venerable Strand Hotel in Yangon. Built in 1901 by the Sarkies brothers who were also responsible for the Raffles in Singapore and the E and O in Penang, the bar with its efficient...
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Tada-U, Myanmar (Burma)
I love coffee, plain and simple. The warmth, the taste, the ritual. The day just doesn't start off right without a morning Cup of Joe. In San Francisco (and, just about every other US or European city), cafes are ubiquitous. But, in my current...
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Bago, Myanmar (Burma)
This is a very special umbrella. It is used by the nun in Myanmar. I had to thank my guide for taking me to the monastery while in Bago to get this. A special "gift" from a special country indeed.
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Tiled in green, mirrored scales reflecting the sunlight on this beautiful day, the building's a stunner. The glass motif extends to the interior, where big, medium and thousands of small Buddhas maintain watchful eyes. I share the space with few...
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Junction of Sule Pagoda Road, မဟာဗန္ဓုလလမ်း, Yangon 11141, Myanmar (Burma)
Sule Pagoda is one of the main tourist attractions in downtown Yangon.
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Sleeping beauty waiting for someone to take her home in the street of Yangon. She's so adorable.
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Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma)
Hpa'an is famous for its stand-alone limestone mountains with caves full of Buddhas but to see them you'll need to rent a tuk tuk and probably find a local guide to help explain them to you. The infrastructure is still mostly geared towards the...
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Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)
Bagan is not only famous for its thousand-temple views, but also the for its village Nyaung U where there are a lot of cozy local restaurants among which you may find the lantern restaurant creative. The food is good for its price for being able...
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
I was nervous to head to Yangon, Myanmar this past winter for a week of solo travel. Once I arrived, I found an incredible city with even more fascinating and friendly people. Shut off from the rest of the world for quite some time, Burma is...
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Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)
The "overnight" bus dropped me off at 3 am in the quiet town of Hsipaw, Myanmar. The hotels were locked up for the night, and the tea shops (in which I often took refuge) wouldn't be open for another hour. It was so dark I could barely see my own...
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New Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
What Silver House in New Bagan may lack in atmosphere, it more than compensates with quality of food, personalized service, value and sincerity. Myanmar trip report: http://bit.ly/1aTq3vK
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
The Circular Train in Yangon makes a loop servicing other towns and suburbs nearby. Locals get in and out at every stops, while others take the opportunity to sell while trying to balance the tray of fruits on a moving train.
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
My favorite relaxing beach for the last decade. I love talking to these vendors as they have so much tragic background. I bought a few hats from her so that she can pay for a day of baby sitting of her daughter to make ends meet. Then I tucked a...
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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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Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)
It's so hard to tell scale, but this is huge. There is an inner square full of carving to explore before you come back out to the front entrance.
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Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
The stupas and shrines are open to all and mostly frequented by locals coming to pray. The are dark and carved and peaceful. No crowds.
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Some villages hug the Irrawaddy, which they use for laundry, bathing and drinking. This is near Bagan, Myanmar.
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Bago, Myanmar (Burma)
Anyone would have seen this when visiting Myanmar. The saffron red colored umbrella carry by the nun in her pink robe. I had my tour guide running around Bago with me in his bike looking for the elusive find. We found the umbrella from a...
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Mindat, Myanmar (Burma)
After learning about the indigenous tattoo face women and the head hunters, we finally hiked to this region that is about 8 hour drive on an unpaved road from Bagan. We stopped by a school and this kids just mesmerized by us "white ghost"...
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Gyeiktaw Main St, Myanmar (Burma)
The Laguna Lodge Eco Hotel Ngapali is the kind of place that let’s you track your own drinks and bar tab throughout your stay- it’s the perfect laid-back beach environment. The Lodge and it’s long-time Myanmar/German owners are an old-school...
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Haw Gone Qtr, Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)
As we were making our transfer to Inle Lake in Myanmar in 2005 we drove by an obvious vineyard on a hillside. we asked the driver to turn around and drive up to the winery to see if they would let us do a tasting. the people were very friendly and...
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Satthwadaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Driving time to the park from Yangon is minimum one hour despite being only 27km. The good news is that the majority of the park is made up of attractive marshland which surrounds a central lake. Picnic sites are scattered throughout....
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If you don't mind walking barefoot on monkey crap, fearless monkeys, and hauling yourself up hundreds of steps, climbing Mount Popa might be for you. Actually, the monkeys only bother if you have food, the monkey crap is dried and the steps are...
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Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
The Bagan Archeological Zone: New Bagan: Quieter than Nyaung U, but closer to the temples. Laid-back and home to Bagan’s best midrange accommodation and riverside restaurants Old Bagan: Between New Bagan and Nyaung U, Old Bagan contains several of...
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New Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
On the plus side, the Blue Bird Hotel has nicely decorated rooms, an e-bike rental shop only a block away, plush landscaping, and an onsite restaurant and nice staff. On the minus side, the Blue Bird Hotel is a little pricey, and come December...
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Sagaing, Myanmar (Burma)
With few steps only, you can climb up to the top of Sagain mountain where you will have a beatiful panoramic scenery view over the mountain and Ayeyyarwaddy river.
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Downtown Yangon is a dilapidated mixture of broken sidewalks, crumbling colonial era buildings and food vendors. Merchant Street is particularly crowded with vendors selling anything from spicy cherries to savory crepe-like pancakes filled with...
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On the Ninth Floor of a large, nondescript entertainment complex in Yangon is one of the most popular clubs in the city. The place's true name still remains a mystery to me, but if you tell a taxi driver "the ninth floor," virtually anyone will...
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Lanmadaw, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
This gentleman showed me how they roll beetlenut, which they chew as a stimulant. It turns their mouths and teeth black. Probably not a good habit.
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
I absolutely adore spending time in Myanmar and I jump at every chance I can to get myself there. Many of the quirky touches I love often involve some kind of heritage or history. Possibly out of need and necessity rather than to clutch to the...
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Indochina
My long boat glided across the mirrored water, I entered Inle Lake as though crossing the threshold of time into an ancient place. Fishing men balance their nets casting into the lush waters that house an ancient water borne culture. The floating...
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Myitnge, Myanmar (Burma)
This is the longest wooden footbridge in the world built by the mayor U Bein salvaging the unwanted teak columns from the old palace during the move to Mandalay. It is a lovely place to come for sunset. Either walk over the bridge, or be rowed...
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Tourists come to Mahagandayon to see thousands of monks queuing up waiting for their food. A very exotic scene in Myanmar
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
One of Myanmar’s more revered reclining Buddhas. It is housed in a large metal-roofed shed, only a short distance, located north east of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Work on this image started in 1899, the donor named U Hpo Thar being fired by his...
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Indochina
Traveling in Myanmar on lake Inle we took a boat up a side channel from the lake to the remote site of the Indein Pagodas... some are covered in vegetation others in gold. Three monks visiting the site shared their joy of the beautiful day and...
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Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
I was peeking out of the window at the hostel where my friend was staying. And, there it was, the Sule Pagoda, a Burmese stupa situated in the center of downtown Yangon. I knew I had the best seat of the house to take the shot.
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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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Myitkyina, Myanmar (Burma)
The train from Mandalay to Myitkyina takes over a day and provides a great chance to see some of the country's everyday eccentricities.
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Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)
The Burmese ladies paint their faces with this tree pulp for sun protection as well as decoration. The children make small paper butterflies, which they give you, and expect a gift in return. They prefer lipstick or perfume, which they don't seem...
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Cantón de Aguirre, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
A stunning national park on the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio has it all: nonstop beautiful beaches, lush tropical rain forest, and oh, the wildlife and flowers, everywhere you look. Monkeys abound on these beaches, and they are not timid around...
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Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
There are several excellent viewing pagodas to climb and watch the bloodred sunsets. It's very quiet and peaceful.
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Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Though Tamarind Village is located on one of Chiang Mai’s most touristy thoroughfares, you’d hardly guess it on arrival. A tranquil allée of arched bamboo leads to the romantic hotel, which sits beneath the 200-year-old tamarind...