75) Caves, monasteries and pagodas around Lake Inle

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October 20th 2005
Published: November 27th 2005
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Lake Inle is definitely a site of great natural beauty, anyway in its vicinity there are also several interesting cultural attractions to see. When we came from Mandalay, the taxi stopped in Pindaya, a place famous for its Buddhist caves. We did it like this because it was practical, requiring only a small detour, but most people visit Pindaya in a day trip from Lake Inle, as it is situated only a... Read Full Entry

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Stupa of the Yatamamanaug pagodaStupa of the Yatamamanaug pagoda
Stupa of the Yatamamanaug pagoda

Golden heart of Nyaungshwe's biggest pagoda
Buddhas inside the Yatamamanaug pagodaBuddhas inside the Yatamamanaug pagoda
Buddhas inside the Yatamamanaug pagoda

The pagoda contains four big halls, all splendidly decorated with golden Buddha statues
Golden Buddha headGolden Buddha head
Golden Buddha head

Lord Buddha at his best
Buddhist nunsBuddhist nuns
Buddhist nuns

They look very much alike the monks, only that they are clad in pink
Giant sitting BuddhaGiant sitting Buddha
Giant sitting Buddha

In the middle of rice fields close to Nyaungshwe
Vendor of thanakhaVendor of thanakha
Vendor of thanakha

This 'wood' is the ubiquitous Burmese beauty product. First it is ground, then mixed with water, and the resulting paste is applied in the face of women and children. The thanakha cream protects against the sun and serves as natural make-up
Puppet showPuppet show
Puppet show

A wonderful Burmese tradition, a nice show for old and young
Chinlon playerChinlon player
Chinlon player

This marionette fascinated us most, by its movement and due to the fact that it represents the wide-spread pastime of chinlon playing

27th November 2005

Amazing experience
Thank you for sharing your amazing photos and experience. I have never seen pictures like this before nor heard of this place even though I have travelled extensively. Keep up the great blog.
4th December 2005

Your photography is simply amazing. I just found your site through Ali's site, and he is right on about your pics. Now I'll have to go back to your first blog and start reading them! Thanks for sharing.
18th October 2006

Thanks for your pa.oh race photos..
I love the photos of pa.oh people. Thanks very much. http://khunlaser.blogspot.com
14th May 2010

i'm a pa'o and i want to know more then about the pa'o history so can you example me if you free time.

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