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Well, it’s so hot out here that the locals have opened up...

Well, it’s so hot out here that the locals have opened up restaurants on the lake— tables and chairs and umbrellas in the water… while fish swim and boats drift along right past you. 

Our driver took us to Amarapura, a small city 11km south of...

Our driver took us to Amarapura, a small city 11km south of Mandalay that is famed for U-Bein’s Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge.

This bridge is 1.2km and is 200 years old. 23 more words

Kuthodw Paya, "The World’s Biggest Book" My Thai friends...

Kuthodw Paya,
“The World’s Biggest Book”

My Thai friends were explaining to me how each one of the 729 little payas in this temple have Buddhist scriptures written inside their walls— like the equivalent to a bible.

The backside of Mingun Paya, with more visible massive...

The backside of Mingun Paya, with more visible massive earthquake cracks that have divided the temple into several pieces. I could only imagine the strength of these earthquakes for them to have caused such damage.