Bagan - Part 2 / by David Johnstone

Burma’s Jewel in the Crown

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Of international significance, Bagan in central Burma covers a tract of land roughly 16sq kilometres along the east bank of the Arrawaddy river.

Built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD, it was at the heart of the Myanmar dynasty until it’s fall.

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Despite the weather I made the best of it and, once the early morning hordes had evaporated and the sun made a brief appearance, I set about capturing daily life on what was a national holiday.  

A wonderful day full of beautiful moments and warm, generous people.

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Women and children wear a plant-based paste called De-na-ka for sun protection  

Women and children wear a plant-based paste called De-na-ka for sun protection  

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Woman with a cheroot

Woman with a cheroot

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The Myanmar women’s netball team... 

The Myanmar women’s netball team... 

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