Category: Myanmar

  • Myanmar: Buddhist Nuns

    Myanmar: Buddhist Nuns

    Buddhist nuns are women who choose to dedicate their lives to spiritual growth. They usually wear very simple clothes, often robes of a single color like orange, red or pink, and in Myanmar they wear primarily white or pink. The color can sometimes show which country they’re from or what type of Buddhism they follow.…

  • Myanmar: Shwedagon Pagoda

    Myanmar: Shwedagon Pagoda

    The Shwedagon Pagoda is a very important and beautiful place in Yangon, Myanmar. It’s a big, golden temple that is over 2,500 years old and can be seen from many places in the city. For people who follow Buddhism in Myanmar, it’s a very special and sacred place because they believe that it holds eight…

  • Myanmar: Ananda Temple

    Myanmar: Ananda Temple

    The Ananda Temple is a big, white temple in Bagan, Myanmar, Asia. It’s one of the best known temples in Bagan because of its size and its beautiful architecture. This temple was built over a thousand years ago and is still in great condition. It has four tall towers, each with a big golden buddha…

  • Myanmar: Buddha Statues

    Myanmar: Buddha Statues

    Buddha statues are important symbols in Buddhism. They are usually made to show Siddhartha Gautama, who became known as the Buddha, or ‘Enlightened One’. These statues can be all different sizes, from small enough to fit in your hand to as big as a building. They often show Buddha sitting cross-legged with his eyes half…

  • Myanmar: Dhammayangyi Temple

    Myanmar: Dhammayangyi Temple

    The Dhammayangyi Temple is one of the biggest and widest temples in Bagan, Myanmar, in Asia. It’s made of bricks and has a strong, pyramid-like shape. When you look at it from far, it looks like a giant fortress. This temple was built about a thousand years ago but was never finished inside. Still, its…

  • Myanmar: Pindaya Caves

    Myanmar: Pindaya Caves

    The Pindaya Caves are a special place in Pindaya, Myanmar. It’s like a big maze made of limestone, inside a hill. But these aren’t just any caves – they’re filled with thousands of Buddha statues! People have been putting Buddha statues inside these caves for hundreds of years, and now there are more than 8,000…

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