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.



gawdawpalin bagan


Yesterday, Bagan experienced a powerful earthquake which damaged several of their ancient pagodas and temples.  I visited Bagan last month and discovered a beautiful ancient city.  Here is a photo of Gawpawpalin temple I capture last month and one of the temple  damaged by the quake.

Temple on Top

Cherry On Top

Thatbyinnyu Phaya2

Thatbyinnyu Pahto Temple, also known as the “the Omniscient” temple is highest temple in Bagan was built during the reign of King Sithu I (1113-1167).  Being one of the tallest structure in Bagan, it was a favorite for climbers for it’s vantage point.  Now, no one is allow to climb the temple.  The golden spire top is a landmark when entering Old Bagan.

Color your World – Razzmatazz

radical red
Color your World – Razzmatazz

During our visit to the “Temple of Literature” or Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám, in Hanoi, these young graduates showed up to show respects to the Confucius gods. Also known as ‘Temple of Confucius’  is  considered as the first university in Hanoi.  So the young graduates come to honor the gods and give thanks for the successful endeavor of graduating from University.