Mandalay Days

Mandalay is the second Capital of Myanmar and it used to be the last capital of Myanmar kingdoms before the British Empire took control. Myanmar arts and crafts, the old Mandalay palace and moat, many of Buddhist monuments and the daily life style of upper Myanmar can be seen. Gold leaf beating, tapestry, turnery, marble […]

Myanmar Monks

Buddhism in Myanmar (Burma) has made news in recent years. The monks of Burma and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi resisted the military junta that ruled the country from 1962 to 2011. More recently, a faction within the monastic sangha has incited violence against the Muslim minority in Burma. For centuries Buddhism […]