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Twenty-one photos revealing Burma's true beauty
During a recent trip to Burma, Richard Renaldi, an american filmmaker, came across a group of young women in brightly eyed clothes and beanies. He thought he might have a good chance. Most famous for his road pictures of foreigners, Renaldi believed that the group was clothed for a trip to the eleventh centuary Shwesandaw Pagoda - a beloved tourist destination in a land that opened itself to tourists after centuries of policy sanction.
"Seeing these young women reminds me of how the whole wide globe dresses for important occasions," says Renaldi, who won a Guggenheim Fellowship this year. Renaldi and his companion, like many travellers, had made the same journey to the Shwesandaw Pagoda (one of the most renowned of the more than 2,000 old churches and shrines preserved ) to enjoy the view of the sundown and the tens of smaller ones that appear from the luxuriant landscape under the high patios.
Here shown: the Dhammayangyi Tempel, one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in Bagan. Young one in Shwe at Bin Kyaungtempple. There is a young lady standing in a door at Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Temple). Stairs in a sanctuary. Renaldi connects foreigners and encourages them to posing together, so that they are often trained to book for their dear ones and dear ones," says the Aperture Arts Council, which organized an exhibition of his work this year.
Two nurses are holding small hands here at Mandalay General Hospital. He is a young cursed friar on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River. There' a man pouring a cup of coffee in this area outside Mandalay. Pharmacist at Mahamuni Buddha Temple. Sundown on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River.
Madagascar's 14 breathtaking Buddhist temples in Mandalay, Burma (PHOTOS)
We have a preference for temple, as already stated. Some of the most amazing Buddha shrines and palagodas in the whole wide globe are in Burma. Bagan, an antique town in the Mandalay area, contains over 15 shrines from the eleventh to thirteenth century and is one of the wealthiest archeological places in Asia.
Mandalay itself has been the regal and civic capital of government for centuries and hosts a variety of temple spectacles from which we have made our selections for this slide show. It would not be advisable to travel to Burma under the present army regimes. Nonetheless, the freeing of pro-democracy female Aung San Suu Kyi has raised hopes in Burma and around the globe, and once the country's economic and humanitarian conditions have improved, we are certain to be on the next plane to Rangoon.