I first flew into Yangon and stayed for one night and had the chance to visit Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset time when the light is the best and the atmosphere is outstanding. The energy is very powerful as so much is happening; you can feel people’s faith which is very overwhelming! There are many halls with Buddhas, some with lights and people praying giving you a sense of peace and tranquility. We all felt like as one unit in the universe as prayers, chants, candles and the beauty of everybody’s souls came together.
After Yangon, I flew to Bagan, the city of a thousand temples. Bagan is located in the Mandalay Region of Burma/Myanmar, is home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples, monasteries, pagodas and ruins – the largest and densest concentration in the world. Many date as back as early as the 11th and 12th centuries.
I completely fell in love with the romantic nature of these picturesque temples. We also visited Nyaung U, one of the most charming settlements in Bagan with a very busy market that for me was so full of life and worth the visit. The center of the village has a wide range of things to do, great atmosphere, colonial architecture and a high-traffic market.
I leave you now with my journey through the captivating images of my trip.
With love and light,