The Wandering Scot

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Myanmar 2017

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Mawlamyine

Kyaikthanian Paya

As referenced by Kipling in "Mandalay":  By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin' eastward to the sea...

Other Mawalamyine

Mahamuni Pagoda, Mawlamyine, Myanmar 2017
Mahamuni Pagoda
Mahamuni Pagoda, Mawlamyine, Myanmar 2017
Mahamuni Pagoda
Jamae Mosque, Mawlamyine, Myanmar 2017
Jamae Mosque

Mawlamyine to Yangon

Mandalar Minn VIP bus to Yangon, Mawlamyine, Myanmar 2017
Mandalar Minn VIP bus to Yangon
32 miles NW of Mawlamyine, Myanmar 2017
32 miles NW of Mawlamyine
63 miles NE of Thanlyin, Mawlamyine, Myanmar 2017
63 miles NE of Thanlyin

Yangon

Shwedagon Paya

Pious cleanup squad, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
Pious cleanup squad
Jewelled Top (during restoration), Yangon, Myanmar 2017
Jewelled Top (during restoration)
76 carat diamond topper, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
76 carat diamond topper

Sule Paya Pagoda

An ancient Pagoda, now in a traffic circle, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
An ancient Pagoda, now in a traffic circle

Botahtaung Pagoda

Botahtaung Pagoda: Under restoration, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
Botahtaung Pagoda: Under restoration
Golded zig-zag interior, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
Golded zig-zag interior

Colonial Rangoon

Secretariat: Old British HQ, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
Secretariat: Old British HQ
Secretariat: Old British HQ, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
Secretariat: Old British HQ
Old Customs House, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
Old Customs House

Chaukhtatgyi Paya

Chaukhtatgyi Paya: Reclining Buddha, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
Chaukhtatgyi Paya: Reclining Buddha

Nga Htat Gyi

Nga Htat Gyi entrance, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
Nga Htat Gyi entrance

Other Yangon

Independence Obelisk, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
Independence Obelisk
National Museum: Lion Throne, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
National Museum: Lion Throne
National Museum, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
National Museum
National Museum, Yangon, Myanmar 2017
National Museum

Thanlyin

Kyaik Khauk pagoda: Under regilding, Thanlyin, Myanmar 2017
Kyaik Khauk pagoda: Under regilding
Kyaik Khauk pagoda, Thanlyin, Myanmar 2017
Kyaik Khauk pagoda
Pada Gi statue, Thanlyin, Myanmar 2017
Pada Gi statue

Yele Paya island pagoda

Yele Paya pagoda, Thanlyin, Myanmar 2017
Yele Paya pagoda

Yangon to Mandalay

Mandalar Minn to Mandalay, Thanlyin, Myanmar 2017
Mandalar Minn to Mandalay
Youth with local face decorations, Thanlyin, Myanmar 2017
Youth with local face decorations

Mandalay

Mahamuni Paya, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Mahamuni Paya
Mahamuni Paya, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Mahamuni Paya
Dedicants add gold leafs, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Dedicants add gold leafs
Unfinished Buddhas, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Unfinished Buddhas
Alms gathering Monks, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Alms gathering Monks
Alms gathering Nuns, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Alms gathering Nuns
Shew in Bin Kyaung, teak temple, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Shew in Bin Kyaung, teak temple
Phone advert, of child with traditional face powder, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Phone advert, of child with traditional face powder
"Two Canon" pier, for Bagan cruise, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
"Two Canon" pier, for Bagan cruise
Shweekyeemin Paya, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Shweekyeemin Paya
Mandalay Palace Moat, Myanmar 2017
Mandalay Palace Moat
View to Mandalay Hill, Myanmar 2017
View to Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill

A lot of steps and a lot of Buddhas...
Stairway guardians, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Stairway guardians
Summit stupas, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Summit stupas
Summit stupas, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Summit stupas
Ogre King, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Ogre King
Ogress offers her own breasts, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Ogress offers her own breasts
Some of the many steps down..., Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Some of the many steps down...

Ava

A day tour to Ava, Sagaing and Amarapuya
The Irawaady, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
The Irawaady
Local transport, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Local transport
Bagaya Monastery (Teak), Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Bagaya Monastery (Teak)
Yadana Hsemee pagoda complex, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Yadana Hsemee pagoda complex
Palace Watch Tower (1822), Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Palace Watch Tower (1822)
Maha Aung Mye Bon San Monastery, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Maha Aung Mye Bon San Monastery

Sagaing

U Min Thonze "Caves" Pavillion with 33 entrances, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
U Min Thonze "Caves"
Pavillion with 33 entrances
U Min Thonze "Caves", Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
U Min Thonze "Caves"
Soon U Pon Nya Shin padoga, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Soon U Pon Nya Shin padoga
Meal offerings, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Meal offerings
Soon U Pon Nya Shin padoga, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Soon U Pon Nya Shin padoga
Hand silk weaving.  In tiny sections at a time., Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Hand silk weaving. In tiny sections at a time.
Amaraputra: 1847 U-Bein teak bridge Partly a defensive barrier, Mandalay, Myanmar 2017
Amaraputra: 1847 U-Bein teak bridge
Partly a defensive barrier against the nefarious British

Irawaddy Cruise

Sagaing from the Irawaddy, Irawaddy Cruise, Myanmar 2017
Sagaing from the Irawaddy
The mighty Irawaddy, Irawaddy Cruise, Myanmar 2017
The mighty Irawaddy
A shore stop at a farming village, Irawaddy Cruise, Myanmar 2017
A shore stop at a farming village
Sewing straw strips into hats, Irawaddy Cruise, Myanmar 2017
Sewing straw strips into hats
Hand twining the straw strips, Irawaddy Cruise, Myanmar 2017
Hand twining the straw strips
Solar power!, Irawaddy Cruise, Myanmar 2017
Solar power!

Bagan at Ground Level

Bulethi Paya, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Bulethi Paya
View from Bulethi Paya: Mighty herds of stupas, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
View from Bulethi Paya: Mighty herds of stupas
View from Bulethi Paya, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
View from Bulethi Paya
View from Bulethi Paya to Htilominlo, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
View from Bulethi Paya to Htilominlo
View from Bulethi Paya to Dhammayan Gyi, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
View from Bulethi Paya to Dhammayan Gyi
Shwezigon, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Shwezigon
Shwezigon, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Shwezigon
Shwezigon: modern gilded plaster over old bricks, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Shwezigon: modern gilded plaster over old bricks
Shwezigon, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Shwezigon
Shwezigon, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Shwezigon
Gubyaukgyi, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Gubyaukgyi
Htilominlo, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Htilominlo
Htilominlo, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Htilominlo
Htilominlo, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Htilominlo
Ananada Paya, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Ananada Paya
Ananada Paya, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Ananada Paya
Ananda, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Ananda
Ananda, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Ananda
Buddha (1): Frowning from close up, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Buddha (1): Frowning from close up
Buddha (2): Smiling from afar, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Buddha (2): Smiling from afar
Thatbyinnu, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Thatbyinnu
Manuha A giant Buddha trapped in a small temple.  Like King Man, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Manuha
A giant Buddha trapped in a small temple. Like King Manuha himself?
Manuha, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Manuha
Manuha: Reclining Buddha, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Manuha: Reclining Buddha
Manuha: Reclining Buddha + Scotsman, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Manuha: Reclining Buddha + Scotsman
Dhammayan Gyi, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Dhammayan Gyi
Dhammayan Gyi, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Dhammayan Gyi
Dhammayan Gyi, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Dhammayan Gyi
Dhammayan Gyi, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Dhammayan Gyi
Dhammayan Gyi, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Dhammayan Gyi
Sulamani, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Sulamani
Sulamani, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Sulamani
Sulamani, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Sulamani
Sulamani, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Sulamani
Sulamani, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Sulamani
Sulamani, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Sulamani
View from Ta Wet Paya, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
View from Ta Wet Paya
View from Ta Wet Paya to modern hotel!, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
View from Ta Wet Paya to modern hotel!
View from Ta Wet Paya to Sulamani, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
View from Ta Wet Paya to Sulamani
Thandaw Gya (?), Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Thandaw Gya (?)
Shwegu Gyi Phaya, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Shwegu Gyi Phaya
Small riverside shrine, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Small riverside shrine
Gawdaw Palin, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Gawdaw Palin
Mahabodhi Paya, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Mahabodhi Paya
Bagan Archaeological Museum, Bagan at Ground Level, Myanmar 2017
Bagan Archaeological Museum

Balloons Over Bagan

Using a fan for initial inflation..., Balloons Over Bagan, Myanmar 2017
Using a fan for initial inflation...
Scotsman second on the left, Balloons Over Bagan, Myanmar 2017
Scotsman second on the left

Mt Popa

Steps up..., Mt Popa, Myanmar 2017
Steps up...
View from the top, Mt Popa, Myanmar 2017
View from the top
A pious monkey, Mt Popa, Myanmar 2017
A pious monkey

Shrine to the 37 Nats


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