The Temples of Bagan: Shweizigon Paya

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 Shweizigan Paya

Sun rises in Nyaung U and Scaramouchine goes to see Shweizigon Paya

Shweizigan Paya

Shweizigan Paya features a gilded 'zedi' that sits on rising terraces.  Enameled plaques around the base illustrate scenes from the Jataka.

Shweizigon Paya features a gilded ‘zedi’ that sits on rising terraces. Enameled plaques around the base illustrate scenes from the Jataka.

Shweizigan Paya

Morning Pigeons

Morning Pigeons

Feeding the Pigeons

Feeding the Pigeons

Remnants of Colonial Burma

Remnants of Colonial Burma

Gardens of Shweizigan Paya

Gardens of Shweizigon Paya

Shweizigan Paya

Monks on holiday

Monks on holiday

Burmese monks recording their holiday with a camcorder

Burmese monks recording their holiday with a camcorder

Enameled panels

Enameled panels

Shweizigan Paya Bagan-76 Bagan-81 Shweizigan Paya

Leaving Shweizigan Paya

Leaving Shweizigon Paya

Local Soccer field

Local Soccer field

Outside Shweizigan Paya

Outside Shweizigon Paya

Morning commuter

Morning commuter

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