Thursday, December 26, 2013

Rangoon, Burma

Hi, After spending 2 full days in the Bangkok area we boarded an early flight for Rangoon, Burma.  Immediately upon our arrival we set off for a walking tour of downtown Rangoon.

Our guide, Lennie (on the left) is ordering food from a street vendor.  As it was served in a dish Ruthe and I passed.

Local people were quite willing to have their photo taken.

This monk was enjoying a bite to eat.

All kinds of services are available along the streets, including typing.

MMMM Good!

Want your palm read (above and below)?

During the evening of the first day we visited the Shwedagon Pagoda.  This 2500 year old temple is considered to be the most renowned and sacred in Burma.  This 300 foot high Stupa is said to be sheathed in more gold than is contained in the Bank of England.

Young girls constantly sweep the floors.  After each pass they stop to pray.  They all are volunteers.

All of the temples in Burma require bare feet to enter.

On the morning of our second day in Rangoon we visited the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda.  The reclining Buddha here is about 200 feet long.

I'll post one more group of photos from Rangoon next time.  Thanks for looking.

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