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There are several markets in Chiang Mai worth visiting. Most tourists will head straight to the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, located in the heart of the city on the Chan Klan road between Tapae and Sri Donchai roads. The Night … Continue reading →
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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 →
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 →
Posted in BURMA, Culture, Photography, TRAVEL
Tagged Burmese marionette, Burmese Puppets, Jataka Tales, marionette, Myanmar, photography, travel, Yoke Thay
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 →
Posted in BUDDHISM, BURMA, Culture, TRAVEL
Tagged Buddhist New Year, Burmese New Year, Burmese Puppets, Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, Myanmar, photography, Rangoon, Shwedagon Pagoda, Thingyan, Water Festival