Along the Irrawady River in Mingun

January 11 (part 4): We took a short boat ride up the Irrawady River from Mandalay to Mingun, one of Burma's ancient capitals. Here are some scenes upon arrival.


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Ox-cart taxis hoping to take us a couple of blocks. We decided to walk.


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The kid is hardly bigger than the wheel of the motorbike.


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This girl rang a giant (90 ton) bell with a big mallet. She looked as if she would have gladly rung our bell.


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A small part of the Hsinbayume Paya pagoda, intended to emulate Mt. Meru, "an important cosmological symbol to both Buddhists and Hindus."

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