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Around the streets of Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 23, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma
Around the streets of Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

One thing I just love doing in any town, city or village I visit is to just wander around looking (being noisy) and taking photos. When doing my ‘wander’ I always try tom respect privacy and local customs and traditions, but at the same time, I am always on the lookout for new and interesting […]

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The Breakfast Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 22, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The Breakfast Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

I decided to do the breakfast tour of Mandalay with Grasshopper Tours – map – neckline.marbles.elevates, and I wasn’t disappointed. A great tour! Loved it, and excellent value at $35 US. For the breakfast tour, I was taken around Mandalay by trishaw and had my own local guide. And, if I have one piece of advice […]

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U Bein Bridge – ဦးပိန် တံတား Temple, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 21, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
U Bein Bridge – ဦးပိန် တံတား Temple, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

This was my second visit to Mandalay (see Mandalay 2015), and on my last trip I had heard of the U Bein Bridge – ဦးပိန် တံတား –  and unfortunately I had not had time to visit it. However, on this trip, I had a spare evening, and so I decided to hire a local cab and […]

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Mahamuni Buddha Temple (Mahar Myat Mu ‘Ne’ Pagoda) – မဟာမုနိဘုရားကြီး, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 21, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma
Mahamuni Buddha Temple (Mahar Myat Mu ‘Ne’ Pagoda) – မဟာမုနိဘုရားကြီး, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

The next stop on my “Mandalay taxi tour” was the Mahamuni Buddha Temple (Mahar Myat Mu ‘Ne’ Pagoda) – မဟာမုနိဘုရားကြီး. Just as the taxi pulled up outside the temple an amazing display of carts pulled by white cows went by. These carts were all part of the ongoing ceremonies for new nuns and monks that were […]

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Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 21, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

The next stop on my “Mandalay taxi tour” was the Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). Again, the Pagoda was another fine example of a pagoda in Myanmar (Burma). I wonder just how many pagodas there are in Myanmar? The Pahtodawgyi Pagoda is a white pagoda. That is, the main pagoda is a brilliant white, and not covered in […]

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Stone carving in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 21, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Stone carving in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

This was my second visit to Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) and on this trip, I had a spare evening, so I decided to take a tour by taxi out to U Bein Bridge – ဦးပိန် တံတား. The taxi picked me up from the Mandalay Hotel at around 3:30 pm and we headed out to the bridge as I’ve […]

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Lunar New Year Market, Victoria Park (維多利亞公園), Hong Kong

By on January 23, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Lunar New Year Market, Victoria Park (維多利亞公園), Hong Kong

I was in Hong Kong for a few days and I had been tipped off about a Lunar New Year Market that was taking place in Victoria Park (維多利亞公園), so I thought I would check it out….  The place was crazy!  It was absolutely packed.  And, I have no idea what Queen Victoria (statue below) would […]

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Tung Chung Fort 東涌炮台, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Tung Chung Fort 東涌炮台, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Tung Chung was developed as a military stronghold, in order to drive out pirates in the area, around 1817 during the Qing dynasty with the construction of forts, guard-houses, and batteries around Rocky Lion Hill and Tung Chunh Hou. Tung Chung Fort 東涌炮台 (Tung Chung Suocheng (Tung Chung Battalion City)) was the naval headquarters for the Right Battalion of […]

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Tung Chung Battery 東涌小炮台 and Fu Tei Wan Lime Kiln, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Tung Chung Battery 東涌小炮台 and Fu Tei Wan Lime Kiln, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

When you wander around the main centre of Hong Kong you forget that Hong Kong has a history and so it was interesting to come across the Tung Chung Battery 東涌小炮台 and the Fu Tei Wan Lime Kiln near Tung Chung. There is not a lot to see of either the battery or the kiln, but when […]

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Hau Wong Temple 侯王宮, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Hau Wong Temple 侯王宮, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Hau Wong Temple 侯王宮, Tung Chung, Hong Kong is very small, not very old, and is used for worshiping Yeung Hau Wong (Emporer Yeung Hau). The temple contains a bell that was cast in 1765, and this suggests a date for the first temple on the site, however, the ceramic decorations on the ridge of the roof […]

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