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DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating look at the culture, PM. Loved the story and loved the photos! Thanks for sharing this.
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PortMoresby ·
I hope everyone figures out that Bagan is in Burma (Myanmar) which it appears I neglected to say. I'll try to do better in future. PM
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Travel Rob ·
The photos are amazing. It's a little hard to tell scale in a photograph. I'm curious how big the first Buddha is?Thanks again for sharing .
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PortMoresby ·
Rob, you can kind of tell from the angle of the picture. Buddha is set up on a dais so my head was about even with his feet. So, in a word, big.
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DrFumblefinger ·
PortMoresby, it looks like some of these are gold, or at least gold-leaf covered? Do you recall if that's the case?
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PortMoresby ·
Your guess is as good as mine but I assume they are. Gold leaf has a distinctive look that can't be replicated any other way and it's my assumption that it is, indeed, gold.
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Theodore Behr ·
This is a great post! I've never seen stuff like this before and learned a lot.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 24, 2015: Floating Over Bagan’s 4,000 Temples, Myanmar

Grand Escapades ·
    A bird’s view of the 4.000 temples of Bagan, from a Hot Air Balloon, left us thunderstruck!  Yes, seeing Bagan from that perspective was definitely an experience of a lifetime! Besides, it is probably one of the best and most...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 28, 2013: Burma, Irrawaddy River Sunset

PortMoresby ·
      A friend and I walked across New Bagan in the late afternoon, destination the Green Elephant Restaurant, where the main road crosses the highway and dead-ends at the bluff overlooking the Irrawaddy.  Not long after being...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 22, 2014: Oxcart, Bagan, Burma

PortMoresby ·
    If I needed another reason to believe Burma is on the edge of emerging from a bygone era, this passing oxcart provided the evidence, as I stepped from a temple onto the side of the road.      You can find more about the...
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Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Bagan is not a single place but a string of settlements on a bend of the Irrawaddy River with a plain stretching eastward for many miles.  It’s on the western edge of the tourist track, an oval-shaped circuit of the country with Yangon...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 24, 2015: Floating Over Bagan’s 4,000 Temples, Myanmar

Marilyn Jones ·
What a fantastic experience; the temples are so beautiful!! Great photos!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 24, 2015: Floating Over Bagan’s 4,000 Temples, Myanmar

DrFumblefinger ·
The photos seem as though they might have been taken on a different planet,,,beautiful images!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 24, 2015: Floating Over Bagan’s 4,000 Temples, Myanmar

Grand Escapades ·
Thank you! Yes, this was a unique experience... Bagan was one of the most beautiful places I experienced in Asia. Cheers, Gilles
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