Tag Archives: Myanmar

Shinbyu – Becoming a Buddhist novice in Burma

Becoming a novice in the Burmese Buddhist order – an ordination procession I came across while traveling in Burma (Maymyo). Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Burma (Maymyo)

This gallery contains 12 photos.

Maymyo, presently called Pyin U Lwin, is a scenic hill station located in the Shan Highland of Mandalay Division in Burma, 67 kilometres east of Mandalay. This pleasant hill town, situated at an altitude of 1070 meters (3510 ft), is … Continue reading

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Burmese Marionette Theatre

Like most anthropologists, I have a large eclectic collection of artifacts I brought home from the field. One of my most prized possessions is a wooden Burmese marionette I exchanged for a couple of cartons of Burmese cigarettes from a … Continue reading

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When Rangoon was still Rangoon

As the Thai Airways jet from Bangkok descended into Rangoon late in the afternoon, I could see the floodplain of the Irrawaddy River delta dotted with farms and an assortment of gold and white temples with  majestic stupas protruding above … Continue reading

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