Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Trekking through Myanmar (Burma)

I just spent eleven days trekking through Myanmar (Burma) with a group of ten travelers. We had a number of interesting experiences in this lush and beautiful land. Now that I’m back in Thailand where they have relatively speedy Internet access, I’ll post some pictures over the next week or two.

One of the highlights for me was a small training monastery in Heho, near Inlay Lake. This monastery building is over 200 years old, and has been taking in orphans for over a century.

Although this temple houses a half-dozen museum-quality, Shan-style Buddha images, it is the novices that really steal the show. They were friendly and respectful, and as you can see, they carry the beauty that the Shan people all seem to have.

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