Myanmar Pictures, Videos, about the country and more

This is one of the most colorful countries

on the planet, with more than 131 ethnicity and a rich culture which culminated hundreds of years ago in the pagoda city of Bagan it's the ideal exotic, tropical destination for people who search great and amazing pictures and panoramas.

Here are more than 1000 quality pictures and videos covering almost every aspect of the country, a ideal setup for someone who wants to find out whats going on. 

There are pics from the remote islands of the Myeik or Mergui Archipelago with secluded beaches on islands and the coast, visit the "Sea Gypsies" on this islands, among other they are pearl diver and fisher.

Visit the big cities such as Yangon and Mandalay with a incredible cultural heritage and still old fashioned manufacturing of silver, jade, precious stones, gold and ruby jewelry. See the incredible monuments, a result of Buddhist culture.

Exploring Bagan the biggest pagoda and temple city


in the world in the dry zone of central Myanmar where the Irrawaddy is flowing by and famous Mount Popa not far away. There are plenty of remote tribes living in the west towards the border with India and Bangladesh, notably Chin and Naga. Kachin people in the norther mountains which are extensions of the Tibetan Himalayas.

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Bagan Picture
But there are also other views of the country, what about Ngapali Beach?

Ngapali Beach
Ngapali Beach


Shwedagon and British Colonial Time
Shwedagon and British Colonial Time
                                 

Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda

The country is formed by the the faith in Buddhism


actually Theravada Buddhism, visible from everywhere in form of Buddhist pagodas, pagodas and shrines. Through this the Irrawaddy River the life line of the country runs through carrying the brown water from north to south and empty the flood into the Andaman Sea, a part of the Indian Ocean.

Pagoda in Irrawaddy Delta
Pagoda in Irrawaddy Delta
Source of the Irrawaddy
Source of the Irrawaddy
Opium Poppies at Golden Triangle
Opium Poppies in the Golden Triangle
Chinese drug lords with their own armies raise the well know opium poppy in the hilly and almost inaccessible area of the northwest towards Laos and Thailand which is known as the "Golden Triangle". A bit to the south west is Shan State also with notorious drug producer, they do more in amphetamine and sell them to Thailand.

Inle Lake Leg Rower
Inle Lake Leg Rower

There is famous Inle Lake

with floating gardens, villages in stilts in the lake and an incredible scenery and so on.



Inle Lake Monastery
Inle Lake Monastery

Mandalay is north west of Inle Lake


and the second biggest city in the country, the city and area around is a center of Myanmar arts and crafts. Many small factories, workshops producing silver, jade, gold, ethnic textiles, silk, bronze, brass, woodcarvings items and marble art are around the city. There is the famous Mandalay Palace which was rebuilt by the end the 198x since a Japanese aircraft dropped a bomb there in WW2 and the palace completely burned.

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Mandalay Maha Muni Pagoda
Mandalay Maha Muni Pagoda
Mandalay Palace
Mandalay Palace
The city was the last one of Myanmar kings, the last one King Thibaw was exiled from the British to India where he died. During the war the British run away from the Japanese and came back after the war with Americans who actually flushed out the Japanese.


Around Mandalay are some of the most interesting places in central Myanmar, this are Sagaing on the other side of the Irrawaddy river, Mingun which is a bit to the north of Sagaing and
U Min Thonzeh Pagoda at Sagaing
U Min Thonzeh Pagoda

Thambuddhe Temple and Pagoda at Monywa
Thambuddhe Temple and Pagoda at Monywa
behind is Monywa, 120km drive to the west with a old cave pagoda city on the other side of the Chindwin River and the biggest wildlife reserve in the country which is Alaungdaw Kathapa.
 This was a short opener just enjoy the pics.