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Shwe Indein Pagodas – The Ruins You Have to See Now

Shwe Indein Pagodas are the ruins that you have to see now. Why? Because new pagodas keep building up around the old ones and it’s not a good thing. Sooner or later, you can’t anymore see which ones are old and which ones are new. Fortunately, there were only a

Mt Popa: A Half-Day Trip Outside Bagan

Mt Popa can be explored for a half-day tour outside Bagan. It’s a 50-kilometer journey but due to its unpaved road conditions, it took us an hour and a half to get there. Well, some parts of the road are under construction though. So, hopefully, it gets better in a

Sunrise in Bagan – One You Must Witness

Sunrise in Bagan is one you must witness as a traveler in Myanmar. I’m pretty sure you have seen the picture-perfect postcard of its morning scenery. However, witnessing it will give you joy, exhilaration, and goosebumps, even! It’s an indescribable feeling, really! A whole new world – you’d say!? 😉

Sandamuni Pagoda and a Jungle of White Stupas

Sandamuni Pagoda is surrounded by a jungle of white stupas built in a similar style. The moment I saw it while riding on a tuk-tuk, I couldn’t wait to see what was inside. Looking from the outside gates, the soaring tiny spires of these pagodas beckoned any visitors or passersby.

Shwedagon Pagoda in the Morning

Shwedagon Pagoda in the morning is a must-thing to do when you are in Yangon. Out of the many tourist attractions in the city, this is the only one worth getting up early before dawn. You’ve got to experience the absolute serenity of this sacred place before the crowd starts

At Botataung Pagoda, You Will Find Buddha’s Hair

Botataung Pagoda in downtown Yangon is one of the many pagodas in the city where you will find a piece of Buddha’s hair. It is this relic that the golden pagoda is known for. According to the history of the pagoda, eight strands of Buddha’s hair arrived here more than

Sule Pagoda – Serenity Amidst the Traffic in Yangon?

Sule Pagoda or Sule Paya centrally locates itself in the middle of the traffic in Yangon. It’s in a roundabout surrounded by all kinds of local transport. Standing and looking from outside, I wonder how in the world would devout Buddhists be able to attain peace amidst traffic noises? Would

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is Pure Bliss in the Morning

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is pure bliss in the morning. Its serenity and the murmuring whispers of prayers are calming to the soul. At least that’s how I felt because I arrived there at 4:15 in the morning – earlier than most Buddhist worshippers. And way too earlier than most
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