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Friday, June 6, 2014

Shwe San Daw Pagoda and the children of Bagan



We took time to pose with the children of Bagan who are selling postcards with photos of temples and faces of Mayanmarese as well as collection of their own drawings rendered in crayons. These children are very clever seller and they do this to help their parents since it's their break from class. 

Without our knowing, we are leaning on another temple called, Shin-bin-tha-lyaung. It is just next to the foot of "Shwe-san-taw" pagoda and is a long building made of brick that shelters a statue of lying Buddha of 18 meters dating back to XI century. The head of the statue directs towards the south that represents the Buddha's resting. For the representation to entering " Nivana", the head pointed toward the North. (http://www.myanmarmtetours.com/)

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This is the Shwesandaw Pagoda away from the rays of the sun. This a Buddhist pagoda located in Bagan, of Myanmar, formerly Burma. It contains a series of five terraces, topped with a cylindrical stupa, which has a bejewelled umbrella called hti. The pagoda was built by King Anawrahta in 1057, and once contained terra cotta tiles depicting scenes from the Jataka. Enshrined within the pagoda are sacred hairs of Gautama Buddha, which were obtained from Thaton. (Wikipedia)

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Aerial view from the Shwe San Daw Pagoda

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A sand painting made and sold by the locals. Got two of this kind.

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Shin-bin-tha-lyaung, taken from the top of Shwe San Daw Pagoda.

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Our first sunrise in Bagan was taken from Shwe San Daw Pagoda.

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At the back portion of the Shwe San Daw Pagoda 
where the sun renders it red and gold.

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