Favorite thing: This Pillar can be found on the grounds of Pahtodawgyi.It looked like it had just recieved a fresh coat of paint. With so many temples around there must be plenty of jobs for the upkeep people. Especially reapplying paint.
Favorite thing: The views of Ubein's Bridge are really fantastic. This is taken from the Kyauktwagyi Paya side of the bridge. It's from this point that we hired a small boat for the ride back to the other side of the lake.
If you get a chance visit U Bein,s Bridge at dusk. It is a magical time as the locals are going home from work at that time of day. You can hear the sounds of voices carrying across the lake as people cross the bridge.
My son and I walked the 1.2 KMs across the lake and then we rode a small boat back. The boat ride was quite cheap for the short ride and was very enjoyable to enjoy the sunset.
Favorite thing: Amarapura seems like a huge area for Handi-crafts. As there is also wood carvings of all kinds going on. Here at this shop they specialized in big wooden Buddhas. No way to fit one of those in my little backpack! So we just watched how they made them. The craftsmen seemed to carve so effortlessly.
Favorite thing: Seems like everywhere you look in Myanmar you can see Pagodas. This shot is taken from the grounds of Pahtodawgyi. But I don't know the name of the golden Stupa in in the distance. But they are so beautiful.
Favorite thing: This very white Paya was built in 1820. It is worth a wander around the grounds. It is very beautiful but not a whole lot to see. The lower terraces have carved slabs that tell a story. They are quite hard to see though. When we were there the gates to the upper level were locked so we didn't get to take in the views that I'm sure are quite beautiful. It is on the bank of Taungthaman Lake.
Favorite thing: Everything was so quiet at the bridge except for a few voices that I could here floating over the lake. And seeing this tree made the whole scene even more serene.
Favorite thing: It seemed like the stone carvers that I saw were family operations where the whole family helped out in the different areas. Even very young children were working on them by polishing.
Favorite thing: Here the lady is working on the finishing touches of the stone Buddha. They used a fine sandpaper to do this.
Favorite thing: There is a nice reclining Buddha at the Pahtodawgyi. You can also see bleached cotton hanging to dry. It will be going to the dye process after this.