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.
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 »
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.