January 6 (part 1): The first full day of our tour in Myanmar (Burma). This day and the following ones are full of images. Instead of putting them all into one posting, I'm going to be dividing them into more manageable groups.
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We started the day at the Sule Pagoda. After Buddhists perform some act of merit, they can announce it by ringing a bell. The temples have large, elaborate bells for the purpose. Parents often allow their kids to perform the task. Note the gilding everywhere, perhaps the most prominent feature - to Western eyes - of Buddhist temple architecture.
A couple of street scenes in Yangon (Rangoon), showing the Burmese devotion to reading.