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    Small Buddha

    by herzog63 Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Buddha

    Favorite thing: At many of the Pagodas you can find small Buddhas inside. Some are old and some are not so old. I'm guessing that the ones that are not super sacred are out on display as I did see some that were kept under lock and key.

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    Zedi

    by herzog63 Written Jun 1, 2003

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    Zedi

    Favorite thing: On the grounds of most all of the Payas you will see Zedi's similar to this one. They usually contain Buddha relics such as a hair or a tooth. Although the relics are impossible to see they play an important part in the Paya's importantance. That is only my observation and it could be off by a mile.

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    Atwinzigon Paya restoration

    by herzog63 Written Jun 1, 2003

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    Scaffolding

    Favorite thing: When you walk behind the main building of the Atwinzigon Paya you will see this stupa. It was being restored while I was there. I found the scaffolding to be quite interesting. It was a style of scaffolding that I hadn't seen before.

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    Blocked off entrances

    by herzog63 Written May 9, 2003

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    Blocked Entrance

    Favorite thing: At most of the bigger Payas and some of the smaller ones the entrances to the interior were usually blocked off like this picture. Probably a deterrant to vandalism and theft. The Main Entrance will be open for you to gain entry.The designs of most of the Payas had an open style with lots of doors and they probably weren't planning on vandalism when the were first built. But times have changed.

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    Groups of Payas

    by herzog63 Written May 7, 2003

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    Small Paya

    Favorite thing: There are several groups of lesser known Payas spread out all over the Bagan area. This is one of the Payas located between the Bagan-Nyaung U Road and Anawrhta Road just south-east of Nyaung U. These are accesed from small dirt paths that intersect with the main roads. They are fun to go check out but there aren't any special icons or architecture to be found in most of them.

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    Sapada Paya

    by herzog63 Written May 7, 2003

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    Sapada Paya

    Favorite thing: This is the Sapada Paya. Nothing very important as far as I could tell. But is a good landmark to know if you are staying at one of the guesthouses near it. As I was staying at The Large Golden Pot which is directly across the road from Sapada Paya.

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    Some Temples have signs! LOL

    by herzog63 Written Apr 4, 2003

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    Myat Taw Pye Phaya

    Favorite thing: Sometimes I wouldn't be sure of where we were or what temple we where at. So it was helpful to have a sign. I'm still kicking myself for not writing down the names of the temples as I photographed them! Because we didn't go in any special order. We rode all over the place.

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    Beautiful Pagodas

    by herzog63 Written Apr 4, 2003

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    Bagan

    Favorite thing: There are so many Beautiful Pagodas that dot the "skyline" of Bagan! My son and I really enjoyed our time just cruising around on our bikes and could hardly tell that it was so hot out. Well we could tell as we drank quite a bit of water! LOL It sure was hot in the middle of the day but there were so many cool temples to visit that we just kept riding and checking them out.

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    Taking pictures while riding!

    by herzog63 Written Apr 4, 2003

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    New construction

    Favorite thing: This shot was taken while I was riding down the trail. I just reached into the front basket on my bike and grabbed the camera. So It came out better than I thought it would. I guess there aren't enough pagodas in the area (only 4000 or so) so they are building some more! It looks like they are keeping with the similar styles of the older Pagodas.

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    Old Bagan

    by herzog63 Written Apr 3, 2003

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    Old Bagan

    Favorite thing: My son in Old Bagan at one of the temples. We are waiting for the sunset. It was quite spectactular but I lost the photos due to human error! My own! Somehow I messed up putting the film in my camera and I didn't take that much digital that evening. Oh well.

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