Sunday, 29 November 2015

The Myanmar discovery circuit - Day 1 (morning) - Yangon, the Kyauk Htat Gyi Pagoda (cont.) - The 12th of November 2015


We walked around the various galleries surrounding the reclining Buddha, where apart from the worshippers we came across family gatherings using the yard space to eat, as we kept on trying to follow our guide's explanations in what concerned Buddha's worshipping and his numerous representations.

The reclining statue did watch over us  all the time and even seen from the back it was imposing. I kept on being drawn to the facial expression of the Buddha, which I photographed on and on.

On the way out we stopped  at the main entrance to talk to two street vendors selling their goods in the pagoda, which despite having been built in 1907 with the exclusive money of the people of the city we were told to have been refurbished in 1966.
Just before leaving we had a taste of some local fruit Chocho felt we should try, as none of us had ever seen nor eaten any and which she got for all of us from one of the vendors.


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