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Image of The Week: Myanmar – Red Bricks and Buddha from Old Town Bagan

This image is one of many images that my friend Tony and I captured during our long a arduous days of cycling around the not so crowded sandy pathways of Bagan in central Myanmar. Words find it hard to describe the feeling you get of climbing upon one of these grand old structures and sit and ponder as the sun slowly drops below the horizon.

It’s not just the outside of the ancient pagoda’s that are beautiful. With the possibility of many places to explore inside them as well. We felt like Indiana Jones for a couple of days as we cycled around with our torch exploring even the more remote temples that few people visit.

For those wondering why my online presence has dropped off a little over the past few weeks. Please don’t fear. I am a very busy little person down here and there are big, or should I say massive travel plans on the horizon for Liza and myself. Stay tuned…….

Travel Photography: Myanmar - Red Bricks and Buddha from Old Town Bagan

Red Bricks & Buddha From Old Town Bagan Was Captured Here

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Jason has traveled the world extensively during the last 20 years, with overland journeys on six continents and across over 90 countries. This site serves as a chronicle of the images and tales from these journeys, as well as offering advice and general information for other like minded travelers.

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  1. Chan Tha says:

    Hi there! Jason, I’ve been wondering here around for some moments. As you’re interested in our country and the people, I’m also interested in how other people from around the world see us. And this photo, is a nice one. And I love the word “We felt like Indiana Jones”, you know, that’s one of my favorite films. Thanks for sharing about us to the world. We need more photographers and travelers like you.

    • Jason says:

      Hey Chan Tha, I think the people of Myanmar are one of it’s greatest assets. With the changes to travel restrictions and attitudes by your government. I believe that tourism will play a great part in the countries economic future. There is no doubt in my mind that many people will come to visit your wonderful country in the coming years.

  2. Ryan says:

    Excellent photo! I love the way you captured the blues and reds in the architecture. I am fascinated by eastern architecture and cannot wait until I get the time and money to get over there.

    Thanks!

    Ryan

    • Jason says:

      Hey Ryan, Thanks for that mate. Myanmar was one of the best places in the world for the travelling photographer thats for sure. Save the coins and do your self a favour. You wont be disappointed.

  3. Dave says:

    Nice capture Jason. Some great detail in the crumbling walls. I often wonder who much of todays history won’t be known in a few thousand years due to a lack of inscriptions.

    • Jason says:

      Hey Dave, Yeah there were quite a few of the old pagodas with some legible inscriptions on them. Many of the best ones were at least kept out of the harsh sunlight, but some people still continued to use flash on these delicate walls.

      One or two wont hurt, but with the way tourism is starting to spike in Myanmar. It wont be long until some damage is done.

  4. ciki says:

    Just beautiful! I sooooo miss the dusty, hot and yet strangely captivating, Myanmar! :D

    • Jason says:

      Hey Ciki, It was certainly dusty during my visit. Quite hot, but not over the top but very dry. I remember seeing the carts with plumes of dust rising from them throughout most of my time there.

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