Scaramouchine blurrily stepped off the overnight bus arriving at the Nyaung U bus station at 4:30 in the morning and drank several cups of hot sweet milky tea before witnessing sunrise over Shweizigon Paya.
Sun rises in Nyaung U and Scaramouchine goes to see Shweizigon Paya
Shweizigon Paya features a gilded ‘zedi’ that sits on rising terraces. Enameled plaques around the base illustrate scenes from the Jataka.
Feeding the Pigeons
Remnants of Colonial Burma
Gardens of Shweizigon Paya
Monks on holiday
Burmese monks recording their holiday with a camcorder
Leaving Shweizigon Paya
Local Soccer field
Outside Shweizigon Paya