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Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3   Leave a comment


Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

 

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2   Leave a comment


Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipedia

 

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1   1 comment


Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

 

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Final Chapter   2 comments


Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – The Final Chapter

(13.11.2016) Day 2:/ Yangon>> Heho- Pindaya – Kalaw

After Breakfast at Taw Win Hotel, Move to Yangon Domestic Airport to catch flight to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho, you will proceed by road directly to Pindaya (59 km – 2 hour), a quiet town on the banks of the serene Botoloke Lake. Home to the local Danu people, Pindaya can only be reached by small and windy roads which snake their way through mountain ranges from Mandalay, Inle Lake, or Bagan. Visit the renowned Pindaya Caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images, the caves are estimated to have been formed more than 200 million years ago. The opening of the cave involves a walk past the Shwe U Min Pagodas – giant white stupas which climb out of the ground. Continue on a narrow, winding and historic road (50km – 1 ½ hour) through the Shan Hills to Kalaw, a unique settlement that is situated on the perimeter of the Shan Plateau, which serves as a bazaar for many ethnic groups from the surrounding regions. Overnight in Amara Mountain Resort.

Lunch and Dinner by Own Account.

Extracted from the Official Itinerary.

 

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Leaving by the main entrance of Pindaya Caves.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Leaving by the main entrance of Pindaya Caves.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Aerial view of the Pindaya Caves Temple from the lift.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Aerial view of the Pindaya Caves Temple from the lift.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Group photo of the Travellers - Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants - Tini and Han, Blogger was taking the photograph.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Group photo of the Travellers – Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants – Tini and Han, Blogger was taking the photograph.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Group photo of the Travellers - Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants - Tini and Han,

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Group photo of the Travellers – Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants – Tini and Han,

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) -Even as we were leaving, more Burmese visitors were arriving as today is a significant day of the super full moon of November 2016.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) -Even as we were leaving, more Burmese visitors were arriving as today is a significant day of the super full moon of November 2016.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.16 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)   2 comments


Day 2.16 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

(13.11.2016) Day 2:/ Yangon>> Heho- Pindaya – Kalaw

After Breakfast at Taw Win Hotel, Move to Yangon Domestic Airport to catch flight to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho, you will proceed by road directly to Pindaya (59 km – 2 hour), a quiet town on the banks of the serene Botoloke Lake. Home to the local Danu people, Pindaya can only be reached by small and windy roads which snake their way through mountain ranges from Mandalay, Inle Lake, or Bagan. Visit the renowned Pindaya Caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images, the caves are estimated to have been formed more than 200 million years ago. The opening of the cave involves a walk past the Shwe U Min Pagodas – giant white stupas which climb out of the ground. Continue on a narrow, winding and historic road (50km – 1 ½ hour) through the Shan Hills to Kalaw, a unique settlement that is situated on the perimeter of the Shan Plateau, which serves as a bazaar for many ethnic groups from the surrounding regions. Overnight in Amara Mountain Resort.

Lunch and Dinner by Own Account.

Extracted from the Official Itinerary.

Day 2.16 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.16 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.16 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.16 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.16 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.16 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

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Day 2.16 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

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Day 2.16 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

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Day 2.16 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar). The glass casing enclosed the Buddha Images made from wood.

Day 2.15 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)   Leave a comment


Day 2.15 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

(13.11.2016) Day 2:/ Yangon>> Heho- Pindaya – Kalaw

After Breakfast at Taw Win Hotel, Move to Yangon Domestic Airport to catch flight to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho, you will proceed by road directly to Pindaya (59 km – 2 hour), a quiet town on the banks of the serene Botoloke Lake. Home to the local Danu people, Pindaya can only be reached by small and windy roads which snake their way through mountain ranges from Mandalay, Inle Lake, or Bagan. Visit the renowned Pindaya Caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images, the caves are estimated to have been formed more than 200 million years ago. The opening of the cave involves a walk past the Shwe U Min Pagodas – giant white stupas which climb out of the ground. Continue on a narrow, winding and historic road (50km – 1 ½ hour) through the Shan Hills to Kalaw, a unique settlement that is situated on the perimeter of the Shan Plateau, which serves as a bazaar for many ethnic groups from the surrounding regions. Overnight in Amara Mountain Resort.

Lunch and Dinner by Own Account.

Extracted from the Official Itinerary.

Day 2.15 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.15 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)   Leave a comment


Day 2.14 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

(13.11.2016) Day 2:/ Yangon>> Heho- Pindaya – Kalaw

After Breakfast at Taw Win Hotel, Move to Yangon Domestic Airport to catch flight to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho, you will proceed by road directly to Pindaya (59 km – 2 hour), a quiet town on the banks of the serene Botoloke Lake. Home to the local Danu people, Pindaya can only be reached by small and windy roads which snake their way through mountain ranges from Mandalay, Inle Lake, or Bagan. Visit the renowned Pindaya Caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images, the caves are estimated to have been formed more than 200 million years ago. The opening of the cave involves a walk past the Shwe U Min Pagodas – giant white stupas which climb out of the ground. Continue on a narrow, winding and historic road (50km – 1 ½ hour) through the Shan Hills to Kalaw, a unique settlement that is situated on the perimeter of the Shan Plateau, which serves as a bazaar for many ethnic groups from the surrounding regions. Overnight in Amara Mountain Resort.

Lunch and Dinner by Own Account.

Extracted from the Official Itinerary.

Day 2.14 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – The Buddhist images inside the small meditation cave inside the Pindaya Caves.

Day 2.14 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 - Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.14 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – View of Blogger and his sister from the small meditation cave.

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