Giant Sitting Buddha -
The 65 foot tall sitting Buddha dwarfs people
below. The statue is dressed in gold with precious
My best close-up of the entire statue.
I noticed these mannequin devotees
directly in front of Buddha. Perhaps they
are intended to set a good example.
The rules were always clear stated; no foot
wearing meant taking off both shoes and socks
at every religious location. Most unpleasant for
me, and unlike Buddhist policies in other
countries. But no limits on video and stills
greatly compensated for the discomfort.
If you have a high speed internet connection,
watch the free Intrepid Berkeley Explorer video
of my Burma trip, "To Mandalay and Beyond",
featuring spectacular temples with golden
Buddhas and a Royal Culture Show, by clicking
on this direct link which starts it playing in the
To Mandalay and Beyond