Sunday, April 21, 2013

SHWE YAUNGHWE KYAUNG - BURMA-MYANMAR

The temple and adjoining monastery of Nyaungshwe are just a delight to the eye. The walls and ceiling of the temple are decorated with hand painted glass tiles. The walls have hundreds of niches, each one a home to a Buddha statue.








BUDDHA NEEDS PROTECTION.




Here we see the bad men trying to catch the virtues ladies hiding up the tree but they cannot get them.





This man wearing a European style felt hat caught my attention.


Stairway to heaven
































                     Across the courtyard is an active teak ordination hall with picturesque oval windows.
















MONKS STUDYING THEIR PRAYERS.


DAMN, THIS IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND.


















WHAT TIME IS SOCCER PRACTICE?




ORNATE CEILING ABOVE THE ALTER AREA.











Monks living and sleep area




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