As promised here is a small selection of photos from our trip to Burma (Myanmar). My wife took close to 3000 photos, so this is just a sampling to give you a taste of what we saw.
The above picture was taken within the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon.
The two photos below are from a night market in the same city of Yangon.
Below: The Mahamuni pagoda in Mandalay. Men stick gold leaves on the Buddha.
And I forget to notice a few colorful visitors.
But fortunately manage to pay attention when a procession enters the pagoda a few minutes later.
Carving Buddhas in Mandalay.
Below: The Shwe Nandaw monastery, made entirely of carved wood.
Use of the thanakha to protect from the sun and preserve the skin.
Kuthodaw pagoda, close to Mandalay.
Lunch of the monks in a monastery close to Mandalay.
Apparently one can eat those flowers, when cooked in a soup.
The U Bein bridge in Amarapura, close to Mandalay.
View from the U Bein bridge.
In our hotel in Mandalay.
In a monastery close to Bagan.
One of the most special places in the world: Bagan and its 3300 temples!
Leaves of betel which locals are used to chewing.
More photos of Bagan.
On Ngapali beach small crabs are also astounding natural artists.