shri kali temple is a hindu temple located in downtown yangon. it was built by tamil migrants whilst burma province was part of british India. the temple is maintained by the local indian community

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typical bus in yangon. motorcycles are not allowed in the city

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street market in downtown yangon

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yangon circular railway coach

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yangon circular railway coach

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yangon circular railway coach

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yangon circular railway coach

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danyingon railway station

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danyingon local market

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the chauk htat gyi reclining buddha is a huge image of reclining buddha built in 1966. it measures 65 meters and is housed in an iron structure with corrugated iron sheets roof of six layers

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shwedagon pagoda. located west of the Royal Lake on 114 acre Singuttara hill in yangon, shwedagon pagoda is the most sacred and impressive buddhist site for the people of the union of myanmar

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people going to kyaiktiyo pagoda

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kyaiktiyo pagoda, also known as golden rock, is a well known buddhist pilgrimage site in mon state. it is a small pagoda (7.3 metres) built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees. the balancing rock seems to defy gravity, as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill. the rock and the pagoda are at the top of mt. kyaiktiyo. it is the third most important buddhist pilgrimage site in myanmar after the shwedagon pagoda and the mahamuni pagoda. A glimpse of the "gravity defying" golden rock is believed to be enough of an inspiration for any person to turn to buddhism

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kyaiktiyo pagoda (golden rock)
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people praying at kyaiktiyo pagoda (golden rock)

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village near golden rock

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school in the village near golden rock

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local market

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kyaikpun pagoda is the home to the four seated buddha shrine, a 27 m statue depicting the four buddhas namely kakusandha, konagamana, kassapa, and gautama seated in four positions, sitting back to back to four directions. the four seated buddha was built by king migadippa of bago in the 7th century ad and renovated by King dhammaceti in the 15th century a.d.

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@ shwe maw daw pagoda: it is often referred to as the golden god temple. at about 114 mt in height, the shwemadaw holds the record for the tallest pagoda in the country although the shwedagon pagoda in Yangon is usually credited as the tallest pagoda in Myanmar (at 98 meters). shwemadaw, along with the shwedagon and kyaiktiyo, are famous mon pagodas

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porch to shwezigon pagoda. it is a buddhist temple located in nyaung u, a town near bagan

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lay myet hnar complex

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mandalay palace. it is the last royal palace of the last burmese monarchy. the palace was constructed, between 1857 and 1859 as part of king mindon's founding of the new royal capital city of mandalay. the plan of mandalay palace largely follows the traditional burmese palace design, inside a walled fort surrounded by a moat. the palace itself is at the centre of the citadel and faces east. all buildings of the palace are of one storey in height. the number of spires above a building indicated the importance of the area below

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kuthodaw pagoda. it is a buddhist stupa that contains the world's largest book. in the grounds of the pagoda are 729 kyauksa gu or stone inscription caves, each containing a marble slab inscribed on both sides with a page of text from the tipitaka, the entire pali canon of theravada buddhism 

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pedicab

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ncon minn stupa

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stairways to mandalay hill (240 mt.)

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mahagandayon monastery. it is one of the largest teaching monasteries in myanmar 

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hand woven silk fabric

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hand woven silk fabric

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taungthaman lake

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u bein bridge: it is a crossing that spans the taungthaman lake near amarapura. the 1.2 kilometre bridge was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world

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ice cream seller on the u bein bridge

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u bein bridge at sunset

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me nu ok kyaung monastery

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nanmyin tower. it is about 30 m high, a solitary masonry building that remains of bagyidaw's palace built in 1822. owing to the earthquake of 1838, only the lower part was left but it was restored as its original structure. the watch tower is one of the examples of myanmar architectural style of early 19th century

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bagaya monastery. it is a buddhist monastery built on the southwest of inwa palace. this magnificent monastery is also known as maha waiyan bontha bagaya monastery

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u min thonze pagoda @ sagaing

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village between sagaing and mingun

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the hsinbyume pagoda (@ mingun), also known as myatheindan pagoda, was built in 1816 by bagyidaw. it is dedicated to the memory of his first consort and cousin, princess hsinbyume who had died in childbirth in a site nearby

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top of mingun paya (also known as pa hto taw gyi). it is a buddhist temple with the remains of a massive stupa begun by king bodawpaya in 1790. had the stupa had been completed, it would have been the largest in the world at 150 meters. despite its ruined state, the remains are impressive. the upper section of the pagoda collapsed during a earthquake in 1838

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shwe oo min natural cave pagoda.  it is a buddhist pilgrimage site located on a limestone ridge in the myelat region. the southernmost pindaya cave can be entered and extends for about 490 feet along a well worn path. it is known for its interior which contains over 8.000 images of buddha. some of the older statues and images in the cave have inscriptions dating to the late 18th century, or early konbaung period, and the earliest one dates from 1773

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kalaw

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monastery @ kalaw

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monastery @ kalaw

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monastery @ kalaw

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on the way to inle lake

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village between kalaw and inle lake

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village between kalaw and inle lake

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village between kalaw and inle lake

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village between kalaw and inle lake

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95 years old woman living in a small village. she is part of a minority ethnic

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on the way to inle lake

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woman in a small village where minorities ethnic live

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nga hpe kyaung monastery: it lies in the north of ywama village, built on stilts on inle lake. it is the biggest and oldest wooden monastery in the inle region. it was built on stilts on the lake in the 1850s. it has a numerous ancient bagan, shan, tibet and ava style buddha images. the monastery is very famous for its cats trained by the monks to jump through small hoops like in a circus

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