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Pagoda off Kawthaung

Stupa off Kawthaung stupa close-up

Back in the Kawthaung area, our anchorage was surrounded by golden stupas in the misty air. So some of us went there in the evening to have a look at it in the early sunset. Along the stairs, we found by the way a cashew nut tree - it doesn't only look like little mangos, it's a relative, indeed.

Cashew nuts
Aung explaining Buddha and Buddhism

From left: Cole, Aung, David and Ted

Burmese Buddha
A typical Burmese Buddha. According to Aung, still not everyone likes the idea of presenting Budda with a crown. Indeed, he was a prince and left all his property and honours, so it's not quite just to decorate him again with all of that.
monk painting in the pagoda
Pavillon in the pagoda
Pavillon in the pagoda
© Liz Castleton

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