500 Temples and Monasteries, 5,000 Monks and Nuns.
The Mahamuni Image. One of only five images of the Buddha cast during his lifetime. Around 546 BC. Solid bronze, 13 foot high, 6.5 tons, covered in 2000 years of gold leaf, 6 inches thick.
Applying gold leaf to the entire temple
He didn't look happy
Wish I could do that!
The local hospital
Sagaing Hill was incredible
Beautful tile work was everywhere
Something you don't see every day
Even the water supply for the many monasteries was ornate
View from the top
The Golden Land