The Golden Land


10th century temples in Bagan. (2012)

Bullock carts are an integral part of life in Bagan.

Monks on pilgrimage await for the setting sun on the temple plaza.

Going on pilgrimages is a common ‘vacation’ for regular folks as well.

You can still climb on top of some temples.

There are no safety railings and it gets a bit precarious in certain locations.

The temple bazaar is alive with hawkers in the early morning. Roasted peanuts serve as a tasty snack.


A time for merit—an integral part of Buddhist traditions. Also a time for devouring a lot of yummy food. (2011)