An Afternoon at the Shwedegan Pagoda

This is the largest Buddhist temple in Myanmar and has got to be the largest stupa anywhere. The taxi driver informed me that there was a Buddhist celebration going on for two weeks, and that the streets surrounding the Shwedegan would be packed with stalls. He was right. My first impression of Myanmar - after just a few hours on my first day - was somehow a cross between India and Thailand. But then I realized, the country is sandwiched between those two. [smugmug url="http://qamera.smugmug.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=gallery&Data=21717705_Z223ST&format=rss200" imagecount="25" start="1" num="25" thumbsize="Th" link="lightbox" captions="false" sort="false" window="false" smugmug="false" size="XL"]

Farmer's Day

Farmer's Day

Saturday Saigon Streets

Saturday Saigon Streets