Pagoda of Peace

Yangon / Myanmar
35 images

Shwe Dagon is a sanctuary of calm in the chaos of Yangon. Years ago I met a monk at this temple, a man who convinced me that tourism can lead to change in his country. So far his prediction have proved right. I enjoy sharing my insights into Myanmar with photographers, and I enjoy the gentle neature of the people. Above all, Shwe Dagon Pagoda is a place of peacefulness, where prayers are offered in kindness to others.


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Behind The Scenes

If you want to read about why I began travelling to Myanmar with photo tours, please follow this link to the story of Uttama, a monk I met while wandering the golden shrines of Shwe Dagon Pagoda. I met him several months before Aung San Suu Kyi announced a new policy towards to tourism and inviting the outside world to see what was happening in Myanmar.

These images were taken during the 2013-14 Myanmar Photo Tour, shot with a Nikon Df with a 50mm f/1.8 and 24mm f/1.4.

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