One of the things that has confused me about many Buddhist shrines in Asia is that Buddhism involves meditation and quiet contemplation of the world and yet many temples have loud, discordant music blaring out. This was no exception. It was loud to the point of being painful.
The story here is that 50 years ago there was a giant standing Buddha here, with his head poking above the temples and monasteries that surrounded it. One day, however, this Buddha statue got tired and collapsed (sad face!) in a heap on the floor. Therefore, he was replaced by this lazy, giant reclining Buddha.
As you can see from this it certainly is massive but is also very beautiful.
We left here for a coffee, which turned into a nice, long, relaxed lunch before heading back to the hotel to pick up our stuff and heading to the station for the overnight sleeper train to Mandalay.
We were back in Rangoon at the end of the trip too so more to come then.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.