Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Myanmar in pictures

Crossing U Bein Bridge, Mandalay

Sunset, near U Bein Bridge, Mandalay

Sunset and swallow, U Bein Bridge, Mandalay

A helping hand, monastery near Mandalay

Well-behaved novices wait patiently for their lunch

Horse and carts in Ava, village outside Mandalay

Buddha statue, Greater Mandalay

Snapshot of rural Myanmar

Monks cross U Bein Bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world, Greater Mandalay
Gold stupa near Bagan

Contemplative monkey, near Bagan

A pack of monkeys noisily rule over this pagoda near Bagan 

Daily jobs, monastery near Mandalay

Washing, monastery near Mandalay


Idyllic scenes in Bagan

The temples cover a vast area of land, Bagan

Shrine within an ancient temple, Bagan

Sun setting over Bagan

A low sun over Bagan

Temple ruins, Bagan

Horse-cart driver, Bagan

Temples in Bagan

Lunchtime in Bagan

A cheery girl chases our cart, despite her heavy load

Happy girl in make-up

Resting beneath a Banyan tree, under which Buddha reached Enlightenment

Just another gold stupa, Thanlyin village

Around 80% of Myanmar's population is Buddhist

A romantic stroll around Inya Lake

Children begging at Kandawgi Lake
Biographies of Aung San Suu Kyi sold on the street- a sign of increasing freedom of expression? -Yangon

Jennifer, 12, who sold us postcards, Yangon

A street market in Yangon

Pigeons, downtown Yangon

Shwedagon Paya, the most important Buddhist monument in Myanmar- Yangon

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