Beauty of Myanmar (Burma)


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  • @thomaschung thanks my dear
    well you can see i made this PPS on november 4th of 2010, just few days after they changed their flag - i was not aware of the flag changing when i made it :)
    and as always watch Wikipedia also when i create my travel PPS you can be sure the new flag was not there on november 4th of 2010 :)

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  • I was very impressed by your PPS which is most popular in Thanks & appreciated your excellent job.
    Flag of Burma : Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, adopted a new state flag on 21 October 2010 to replace the former flag in use since 1974.( )
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Beauty of Myanmar (Burma)

  1. 1. Gold Country of Myanmar
  2. 2. Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmaris a country in Southeast Asia. The country is bordered by People's Republic of China on the northeast, Laos on the east, Thailand on the southeast, Bangladesh on the west, India on the northwest and the Bay of Bengal to the southwest with the Andaman Sea defining its southern periphery. One-third of Burma's total perimeter, 1,930 kilometers (1,199 mi), forms an uninterrupted coastline. It is the second largest country by geographical area in Southeast Asia. The country's culture, heavily influenced by neighbors, is based on Theravada Buddhism intertwined with local elements. Burma's diverse population has played a major role in defining its politics, history and demographics in modern times, and the country continues to struggle to mend its ethnic tensions. The military has dominated government since General Ne Win led a coup in 1962 that toppled the civilian government of U Nu. Burma remains under the tight control of the military-led State Peace and Development Council. Burma, which has a total area of 678,500 square kilometres (262,000 sq mi), is the second largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, and the 40th-largest in the world. It is bordered to the northwest by Chittagong Division of Bangladesh and Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh of India to the northwest. Its north and northeast border straddles the Tibet and Yunnan regions of China for a Sino-Burman border total of 2,185 kilometres (1,358 mi). It is bounded by Laos and Thailand to the southeast. Burma has 1,930 kilometres (1,200 mi) of contiguous coastline along the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea to the southwest and the south, which forms one quarter of its total perimeter. In the north, the Hengduan Shan mountains form the border with China. Hkakabo Razi, located in Kachin State, at an elevation of 5,881 metres (19,295 ft), is the highest point in Burma. Three mountain ranges, namely the Rakhine Yoma, the Bago Yoma, and the Shan Plateau exist within Burma, all of which run north-to-south from the Himalayas. The mountain chains divide Burma's three river systems, which are the Ayeyarwady, Salween (Thanlwin), and the Sittaung rivers.[24] The Ayeyarwady River, Burma's longest river, nearly 2,170 kilometres (1,348 mi) long, flows into the Gulf of Martaban. Fertile plains exist in the valleys between the mountain chains. The majority of Burma's population lives in the Ayeyarwady valley, which is situated between the Rakhine Yoma and the Shan Plateau. Myanmar (Burma)
  3. 3. Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar in 2010.
  4. 4. Monks in Myanmar.
  5. 5. Pagoda Shwe Yan Pyay
  6. 6. Decorative window Pagoda Shwe Yan Pyay.
  7. 7. Early morning off the coast of Samkara
  8. 8. Procession of Buddhist statues near Golden Pagoda in Tachileke
  9. 9. Huge statues of Buddha in the warm evening light in Bago
  10. 10. About 470 monks arrive daily at the monastery to eat. Picture taken December 20, 2007 in Bago
  11. 11. Two giants! Reclining Buddha 90 meters long, and stand-up - 115 meters. Picture taken December 30, 2007 in Mounyua, Sagaing Division.
  12. 12. Armies of the two giants of December 30, 2007 in Mounyua, Sagaing Division
  13. 13. Bagan at dawn. Picture taken February 24, 2008 from the balloon
  14. 14. U Bein Bridge - the longest teak bridge in the world
  15. 15. Boys swim across the river on the piers.
  16. 16. Amarapura - one of the most amazing places in Myanmar, there is no equipment, no cars, no noise - only people living in harmony with nature. The bridge was built by Mr. Bain, the king Bodavpaya of teak planks, when the capital was moved to Amarapura. The bridge stood two centuries, so it's pretty shaky, and between some planks large gaps. Bridge over 1 km in length, for it is constantly walking children to and from school, traders jadeite necklace of seeds and watercolors, monks, women with heavy baskets and cyclists, although they were not allowed to cross the bridge. Picture taken February 13, 2008.
  17. 17. Bright umbrellas, handmade in Pateyne known throughout Myanmar. Locals call them "Pateyn HTI.
  18. 18. Garlic in Mandalay
  19. 19. Fishermen on a boat with traps on Lake Inle
  20. 20. Chili peppers dried in the sun in Mandalay
  21. 21. Women selling tea in Mandalay
  22. 22. Pagoda Maha Shop Marazeyn in the center of the pagoda in Mandalay Kutodav
  23. 23. School on the lake in Mandalay
  24. 24. Sunset in Amarapura
  25. 25. House of mahogany on Lake Inle
  26. 26. Inquisitive young monk
  27. 27. Buddhist nun in Rangoon
  28. 28. An elderly woman in the market in Inle
  29. 29. Cleaners in Yangon
  30. 30. Huge recumbent statue of Buddha
  31. 31. Feet recumbent statue of Buddha in Yangon
  32. 32. Temple Tatbini 61 meters in height - the highest in Bagan. It was built in the mid 12 th century during the reign of King Araungsithu
  33. 33. Ananda Temple was built in 1105 AD during the reign of the dynasty Kyanzitta Pagan. This impressive temple is also called the "Westminster Abbey of Burma »
  34. 34. In the temple Pop Taungkalat lives 37 Mahagiri Nats, or spirits. Statues spirits are at the base of the temple. Climbing up the 777 steps, you'll be forced to remove socks and shoes. You will also encounter hungry monkey, so you better take anything and keep an eye on things, or were missing something at the end of the tour.
  35. 35. Numerous statues of Buddha in the temple U Min Thonze in Pegu Reynd
  36. 36. Aung San Suu Kyi - Burmese woman politician. Over the past 20 years she spent in 1914 under house arrest. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace.
  37. 37. Ananda-Temple-Bagan-Myanmar Shwezigon-Paya-Bagan-Myanmar
  38. 38. Bagan,_Myanmar
  39. 39. bagan-ruins-burma-myanmar
  40. 40. Balloons-over-Bagan-Myanmar
  41. 41. Burma_-_Bagan,_Myanmar
  42. 42. Gawdawpalin-Temple-Bagan-Myanmar
  43. 43. Monte-Popa-Bagan-Myanmar
  44. 44. Myazedi-Pagoda-Bagan-Myanmar
  45. 45. Shwezigon-Paya-Bagan-Myanmar
  46. 46. The Padaung is one of the eight ethnic Karen communities (in Myanmar, the Karen is known as Kayah) living in the Kayah state in southwest Myanmar. In fact, the name Padaung is a derogatory term (sounding similar to "toilet post"), and they prefer to be known as the Kayan people. Due to ethnic conflict with the govenment of Myanmar, many Padaung people seek refuge in Thailand, living with uncertain legal status along the border area. The Padaung are best known for the unusual practise that the Padaung women develop, of wearing brass rings around their necks, arms and legs. As a result, the Padaung women are often called the long-neck women of Myanmar. The brass coils are first applied when the girls are about five years old, and as the girl grows older, longer coils are added. The weight of the brass pushes down the collar bone and compresses the rib cage, giving the appearance of a very long neck. There are different beliefs connected to this unusual tradition. In one of them, a wandering king of ancient Burma arrived in Loikaw, the capital of Kayah state, and fell in love with a Padaung woman. When he left, he made her wear brass rings to elongate her neck, making her less attractive to other men. After he died, the local men continued the practise with their wives, for the same purpose. According to another belife, the Padaung women wear the rings to protect them from being attacked by tigers, while another reason is placed that the rings protect the women against the slave trade. Yet another reason given is that the rings make the neck resemble that of the dragon. Still, the true origin of the tradition is not known. Most of the Padaung women, when asked, said they wear it for beauty purposes, or because their mother wore the rings, or simply because they are carrying on the tradition as a Padaung. Contrary to belief, the women can remove the rings without risking breaking their necks. Also, contrary to belief, the women will not suffocate if the rings are removed. Many Padaung women living in Myanmar do remove the coils, because the Myanmar government frowns on the practise of wearing neck coils. However, many Padaung women who have worn the rings for a long time prefer to keep them on, to ride the marks on their necks and collarbones made by long wearing of the coils, and also because, after wearing them for so long, they feel more comfortable having them on.
  47. 47. Devotion
  48. 48. golden pagodos
  49. 49. Spinner
  50. 50. White Pagodas ( Inle Lake)
  51. 51. Last pictures : Manny L.I.B.R.O.D.O ©
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