Pindaya is a little town set on Pone Taloke Lake near the western Shan hills of Myanmar. On a limestone ridge above the lake is an impressive winding complex of natural caves known as Shwe Oo Min Natural Cave Pagoda.
Exploring the interior of the caves
Atmospherically lit, the caves house almost... more »
Dhammayangyi Temple, situated on the plains of Bagan, might be mistaken for one of the early pyramids of Egypt from afar. Larger than other temples in Bagan, its pyramid-like structure consists of a massive square base topped by six receding terraces. There are four entrances, the main one is on... more »
From a distance, Karaweik Hall might be mistaken for a huge golden mythical creature floating upon Kandawgyi Lake. Move in a bit closer and it is easier to see that this structure has been built by man; an impressive monument featuring two graceful birds and a highly ornate Burmese-style roof.
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Precariously hanging off a cliff edge and defying the laws of gravity, Kyaiktiyo or the Golden Rock Pagoda is a must-see for any visitor to Myanmar. Located 180 kilometres east of Yangon and perched 1,100 metres above sea level, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is regarded as one of the sacred sites of... more »
Considered one of the wonders of the religious world, the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda rises majestically over Yangon, casting a golden glow over the capital below. Over 2,500 years old and containing the relics of four Buddhas, the people of Myanmar consider the Shwedagon Pagoda to be their most sacred site.
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