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Back Stage of Chinese Opera
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Buddhas of Bagan
Buddhas of Bagan
 The Kailasha child in the street of kailash
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A dragonfly sitting on the bud of a flower
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Abandoned house and tree
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Buddhas of Bagan

This was taken inside the largest pagoda in Bagan - Dhamma Yan Gyi. The image of this Buddha is said to be a portrait of the Bamar king who built Dhamma Yan Gyi. The king is known for being ruthless - murdering his family and using slave labor to build the pagoda. The nuance of the violence and the beauty side by side really moved me.

TAGS: Bagan, Myanmar

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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Date Taken: 08.2016
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