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Next came the foundry (an old yard really) for casting the large bronze Buddhas. The were in the process of making up the multiple sections for a large sitting Buddha for a foreign buyer. The manufacturing process was using the lost wax process, but the application in this yard was nearly biblical. Again we couldn't purchase any of the smaller cast Buddhas and there was little or no pressure to do so. They also had no facilities for making such small pieces on site, so ...
... by invading the British colony of India not a smart idea. It was only after Japan invaded Burma in World War II 1942 recapture by British in 1945 did Burma become independent a couple years after World War II in January 4, 1948. A good book on this time is called Burmese Days by George Orwell (Eric Blair British captain)
... surrounded by a large moat. I can only imagine the British used this as their headquarters back in the day. Other than seeing a lot of sterile buildings and a climbable tower, we didn't spend a lot of time here, thankfully.
Next, Shwenandaw Kyaung, a large wood carved monastery where monks still live. The monks were not home at the time of our visit. Supposedly some US-based organization is paying to renovate the place. The wood carvings were ...
... for our bags we agreed to get the free shuttle into town and then a taxi. We finaly made it outside to see the free shuttle pull away and drive off... Then the fun began... we decided to get a taxi and got in one only for the guy to demand payment first. Alarm bells started to ring and we all agreed no way that was happening. Then the guy chucked us out and tried to get us to go in a different taxi . At this point we decided to ...
... here in Shanghai where going to temple seems to tick a box to appease bad spirits, the people of Myanmar seem to truly believe!
Despite the political unrest that is frequently reported on, we did not experience this at all and again consider ourselves fortunate in that respect.
I encourage all you intrepid travelers out there to try and see this country before, all the tourists ruin it! I know, it’s a bit of a double edged sword and very ironic ...