An Afternoon at the Shwedegan Pagoda / by Michael

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="" imagecount="25" start="1" num="25" thumbsize="Th" link="lightbox" captions="false" sort="false" window="false" smugmug="false" size="XL"]