Friday, March 23, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Burma's Shwedagon Pagoda Festival: Eight Hairs and Six Million Friends
Burma (also known as Myanmar) is filled with beautiful Buddhist temples. We were fortunate enough to visit during the most important festival in the country, at the largest temple in the country and the oldest pagoda in the world, the Shwedagon Pagoda. The festival marks the anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment (2,600 years ago this year), and this is the first time the government has allowed the festival in 20 years. Reportedly, there were six million visitors at the Shwedagon Pagoda during the two-week festival. We were among those visitors. Click the link to see the videos and photos.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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