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December 5th 2016
Published: December 6th 2016
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Anyone for breaky?
Monday sailed downstream and across river to another little village on the river at Tan Kyi and were driven up a big hill to where another huge pagoda is perched overlooking the river and the plains of Bagan. This pagoda had recently been re done with gold leaf…it just amazes us so much how much money is spent on these pagodas. Tan Kyi is very rich in petroleum and oil, saw lots of women carrying big drums of oil on their heads, illegal oil wells done by hand by the locals to make some extra cash, if there is a raid they can close up their tents in 1/2hr and cover with rock….this area is where Burmese Petroleum, BP, originated when the British ruled.


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John loves ringing those bells
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The newly done golf leaf
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Plains of Bagan
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Food stall
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Old machines
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Overlooking the river over Bagan Plains
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Over the Irrawaddy River
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Pagodas dot the banks


6th December 2016

Hi :)
See what you mean about money spent on the pagodas.....just incredible....especially when you see how people live and work!!!!
7th December 2016

Yes we are knocked out by it...thats religion though!

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