10/24/13 - 10/24/13
Meanderings in Myanmar 2013
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We had an ambitious morning and lazy afternoon today in Bagan. We E-biked west toward Old Bagan from our hotel in New Bagan to visit Gubyauknge Temple. This temple is known for its murals in excellent condition. There are no photos allowed but we enjoyed our extension-cord illuminated tour by a nice young guy selling lacquer items nearby. Myazedi, (Emerald) Stupa is next to it, housing a 4 sided pillar bearing an inscription consecrating Guyaukgyi and written in four languages, Pyu, Mon, Old Burmese and Pali. This stone has allowed scholars to decipher the lost Pyu language.
At nearby Nagayon, the main Buddha image is twice life size, and paintings decorate the corridor walls which house 28 buddha images. In the afternoon we lazed about and sat poolside, enjoying the gorgeous hotel surroundings all to ourselves while the tour groups ceremoniously fulfilled their overladen itineraries.
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