Dinner Theater in Yangon


(click to enlarge) This is not another temple complex, but instead a restaurant and entertainment center - Karaweik Hall at Kandawgyi Lake - where we had dinner and a show before departing for the countryside. It's in the shape of a duck, to boot!


(click to enlarge) The show included this pas de deux between a papier-mache elephant and its trainer - a riff on the legend that an elephant bearing relics of the Buddha was allowed to roam until he settled naturally, choosing the place where the town of Kyaukse and its temple near Mandalay were established, and where an Elephant Festival is now held annually. I particularly like the row of photographers at the front of the stage.

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