BURMA: A Buddishme Traveling
Published on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1 lonely but appreciated comment »
Anywhere in the country can breathe the air deep sacred Buddhist philosophy in its orthodox or Theravada branch, and perceived the concepts of life and our existence in this world completely different than we do in the West. We dazzled the Shwedagon Pagoda and Sule Paya in Yangon, which were the center of the uprising by Buddhist monks a few years ago, known in the West as "saffron revolution" and the statue of the Reclining Buddha in Bago Shwethalyaung. We are impressed by the devotion of the faithful of the Golden Rock in Kyaiktiyo in Mon State and the Temple of Mahamuni Paya in Mandalay.
Know the hard life of Buddhist monks in the monasteries of the country, the beauty of the villages around Inle Lake with its floating gardens, and the customs and lifestyles of different ethnic minorities of Burma side of the Golden Triangle in Keng Tung in Shan State.
We are surprised by the existence in this world of an archaeological site completely unknown to Westerners, as Hpo Win Caves Daung, Monywa, compared to their artistic value may be only with the Petra in Jordan, where thousands of Buddha images and temples were excavated entirely of sandstone, both temples, like the images inside in them. And we'll stay completely in love with the timeless beauty of the temples of Bagan with its splendid Ananda Temple with four huge statues of Buddha severe and smiling at the same time, probably the best Buddhist temple in the world .
In the distant enigmatic Arakan State (Rakhine) in the western part of the country discover the magnificent temples of the ancient capital of Mrauk U, the remains of the kingdom of Vesalius and have a unique opportunity to visit a village in the remote tattooed women of the Chin State .