Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bagan, Myanmar

Tim with his birthday cake and tiara!

We're on our way from Mandalay to Bagan.  More beautiful scenery-

Pagodas and temples are everywhere-

We had our third flat tire!

Here, they are making peanut oil.  The peanuts are in the cone shaped container, the cow walks around in a circle forcing the stick in the middle of the cone to grind the peanuts into oil, which drains into the silver pot at the base of the cone.

This is how they make the yellow skin concoction so many people wear on their faces for UV protection.  With a bit of water, they rub the piece of thanaka on the stone and voila!

Public transportation-

More funny English at the entrance to the Bagan area-

Between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 4000 Buddhist monasteries, pagodas and temples were made in the Bagan region.  Today, over 2200 still exist.  They are everywhere and so beautiful. 

Farmers plant their crops around them-

We had some good Indian food last night - chicken kabab and garlic chapati.  They also served various sauces- yogurt and mint, mango, tomatoe and garlic, black bean, ginger, etc. 

Tomorrow will be another great temple exploring day!

1 comment:

  1. Just 3 punctures, we had 6 and one blow out and a blown starter motor (had to wait 3 days to get a new one then another day for a fitter)


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