Bago – Exploring sites

Exploring the sites in Bago. Day One and Three in Yangon, link below Yangon – Exploring the sites   Kyaik Pun Pagoda Kyaikpun Pagoda (Burmese: ကျိုက်ပွန်ဘုရား, IPA: )(ကျာ်ပန် in Mon, Kyaik (Buddha) & Pon (Four), is a pagoda in the Bago Division of Burma, in the city of Bago. Most notably, Kyaik Pun Pagoda is the home to the…

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Taukkyan War Cemetery

The Taukkyan War Cemetery (Burmese: ထောက်ကြံ့ စစ်သင်္ချိုင်း) is a cemetery for Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War. The cemetery is in the village of Taukkyan, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Yangon on Pyay Road. It is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The cemetery contains…

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Yangon – Exploring sites

    A three day trip to Myanmar over a long weekend. The pictures below are from the first and third day with the second day in Bago to be in a seperate post.   Shwedagon Pagoda My third visit here. Just love the place. The joys of the rainy season.. A rainbow appeared just after the rain.  …

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Shwedagon Pagoda

A brilliant afternoon and evening with the sun setting and the pagoda sparking in the evening light. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shwedagon_Pagoda The Shwedagon Pagoda (Burmese: ရွှေတိဂုံဘုရား, IPA:  pagoda is…

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Inle Lake

    Inle Lake (Burmese: အင်းလေးကန်, pronounced ), is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in Myanmar (Burma). It is the second largest lake in Myanmar with an estimated surface area of 44.9 square miles (116 km2), and one of the highest at an elevation of 2,900 feet…

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Bagan Simply Stunning

During our ride through Myanmar we spent a day exploring Bagan. Starting with sunrise, a ride through the temples before finishing up eating outside in a lovely open garden setting.   Bagan (Burmese: ပုဂံ; MLCTS: pu.gam, IPA: ; formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was…

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Myanmar Motorcycle Travelogue – The BIG Loop

  Myanamar Motorcycle Travelogue Just under 3,000 km crossing the border at Myawaddy until our return 16 days later. What an epic trip. The people and sites are simply stunning.   Each day we were given the next destination GPS co-ordinates. Assistance a phone call away if needed. Brilliant freedom to go at your own pace and stop as…

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Goteik Viaduct

  Goteik Viaduct  “Von Faessler’s Express”   The Goteik viaduct (Burmese: ဂုတ်ထိပ်တံတား, also known as Gohteik viaduct) is a railway trestle in Nawnghkio, western Shan State, Myanmar (also known as Burma). The bridge is between the two towns of Pyin Oo Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of…

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The Road to Mandalay

  My first time to Burma.. Songkran in Thailand.. Thingyan in Burma. No one in the office really wanted to be away over Songkran. A special time of year for Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. I was quite happy to go and see what Burma is about.. Finish off the IT and Communications set up on the vessel..  The Road…

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Mandalay Water Festival

    Mandalay Water Festival Myanmar (Burma). New Year. April 12th 2010, on the back of a bike. Its is said to be the best in the country.. I honestly can’t see that there would be much better… Judge for yourself….  

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