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Buddhist Worshipers Set Birds Free to Earn Merit

Posted on May 21st, by Juan in Culture & Customs, Religious Sites & Temples. No Comments

At the entrance of every temple there are vendors with crowded bird cages.

Worshiper buying a bird at Kheng Hock Keong Temple in Yangon.

She prays with the bird at the entrance of the temple before setting it free.

According to Buddhist beliefs, releasing birds earns you merit. It can also symbolizes letting go of troubles.



Marble Stone Buddha at Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda, Insein (Yangon)

Posted on May 13th, by Juan in Monuments & Sights, Religious Sites & Temples. No Comments

Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda is in Insein Township and it is famous for it’s white marble stone Buddha. Next to this pagoda you can find Hsin Hpyu Daw Park with 3 Royal White Elephants.

Lion and serpent (Naga) decorating the stairs leading to the main chapel entrance. Lions are guardians of the temples and are in pairs at the entrance. In Buddhism lions are symbolic of the bodhisattvas, the “sons of the Buddha”.

The seated Buddha was sculptured out from a single piece of white marble stone.

A lot of people come to Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda to pray.

Amazing the sitting posture to pray of these women, specially the one on the right at her age. They have a hair comb in the typical Myanmar style.

Close-up view of the marble stone … Read More »



Shwesandaw Pagoda, Pyay

Posted on February 3rd, by Juan in Monuments & Sights, Religious Sites & Temples. No Comments

Beautiful Shwesandaw Pagoda in Pyay

Colorful entrance to Shwesandaw Pagoda from the lift.

Two women and a nun arriving at the Shwesandaw Pagoda to pray.

Reclining Buddha at the Shwesandaw Pagoda looking towards Sehtatgyi Buddha.

Sehtatgyi Buddha viewed from Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Man praying at one of the altars around the Shwesandaw Pagoda.






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