Heritage

Heritage

mural

On the interior walls of a typical temple will be mural paintings of Ramakien, the epic story derived from the Indian’s Ramayana.  This specific mural is a national heritage for it’s over 200 hundred years old.

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge:Heritage.

CYW: Gold

corner-color

These Buddha images can be found in Wat Saket or the Temple of Golden Mount.  But you will not find them in the temple on top of the man-made mount but in one of the side building of the temple compound.

In response to Color Your World: Gold and Travel Theme: Gold

Good Morning Mandalay

 

good morning mandalay

The marvelous white stupas of Sandamuni Paya at the foothills of Mandalay as well as the sprawling city of Mandalay as the background.  There is about 1,700 of the white stupas that surround the golden pagoda.

In response to 52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 10: Morning.

Thursday Doors- 8 Sept

 

atumashi-monastery

 

Atumashi Monastery (Maha Atulawaiyan Kyaungdawgyi), was originally built in 1857 by King Mindon, who had founded his new capital of Upper Burma at Mandalay just a few years earlier in 1855. It was considered one of Southeast Asia’s most magnificent buildings. The building and its entire contents burned down in 1890.  For years the monastery lay in ruins until the Burmese archaeological department reconstructed the building in the 1990s.