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Memories of Myanmar

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ဗဟန်းလမ်း, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
It’s inevitable a trip to Myanmar is going to be full of pagoda sightseeing. The Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in all of Myanmar. It contains relics of Buddhas, including strands of hair and a piece of the robe of the...
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Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
For breathtaking views, no visit to Myanmar is complete without visiting Bagan. This ancient city is located in the Mandalay region and was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom between the 9th and 13th centuries. During this period there were over...
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Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Lacquerware has a very unique style in Myanmar and dates back to the 13th century. Bagan is the major center for lacquerware (President Barack Obama purchased some here during his visit to Myanmar) however it is found readily throughout the rest...
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Flowing from north to south, the Irrawaddy River is Myanmar’s largest and most important commercial river and empties out to the Andaman Sea. Used by the British Empire after it colonized Burma, the river has been essential for trade and...
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Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
It’s thought to be the longest teakwood bridge in the world spanning over 1.2 kilometers over Taungthaman Lake. Built around 1850, it was made from reclaimed wood sourced from the former royal palace in Inwa and has over 1,000 piers. The...
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Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
Known as the world’s biggest book, Kuthadow Pagoda has over 700 marble slabs inscribed with the teachings of the Buddha. Each slab (or page) is encased in a small white temple and the pagoda is one of the most beautiful holy sites to visit...
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Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)
If you’re looking for a change of scenery, Inle Lake is set amongst the mountains of the Shan State and very different in both its landscape and culture to the rest of Myanmar. Home to over 70,000 people, the lake is dotted with villages...
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Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)
Whilst silk weaving workshops can be found in most regions of Myanmar, lotus thread weaving can only be found on Inle Lake. This is a painstaking process whereby the root of the lotus plant is cut in to small pieces, then broken to expose the...
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Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)
This is a market that runs five days a week and changes location or “floats” around the lake to different villages. It’s a big tourist attraction, but also provides access to a market for people who live around Inle Lake. Here...
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Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
For a truly spiritual experience it’s magical to visit Shwe Kyin Monastery in the evening after the sun has gone down to witness the monks chanting. One of the most peaceful and beautiful monasteries in Myanmar, Shwe Kyin's evening prayers...