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Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay Hill Guardian Lions

Posted by
Henry Westheim (Taichung, Taiwan) on 6 January 2016 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

We’ve arrived in Mandalay! The giant guardian lions guarding Mandalay Hill entrance are awesome, Myanmar (Burma).

Mandalay was the capital of the last independent Burmese kingdom prior to Myanmar being conquered by the British in 1886. Buddha is believed to have climbed Mandalay Hill on one of his visits to Myanmar; it’s been an important pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists for nearly 2,000 years.

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Aminus3 Discover from United States

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5 Jan 2016 6:34pm

@Aminus3 Discover: Thank you.

franz from Baden, Austria

impressive and intimidating guardians (as they were probably supposed to be) watching over impressive pagodas under a faultless sky! wow ... !

6 Jan 2016 3:55pm

@franz: ^_^. Mynamar is a wonderful place to travel! Thanks, as always, Franz, for your comment. Cheers!

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

6 Jan 2016 4:38pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you, Shaahin.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien

7 Jan 2016 2:56pm

@L'Angevine: ^_^