Mandalay | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Interior of Shwenandaw Monastery Palace in Mandalay, Myanmar is covered in real gold foil

Click on title to view photo in large format: Interior of Shwenandaw Monastery, also known as Golden Palace Monastery, in Mandalay, Myanmar. The structure was originally part of the royal palace...

The view from the ruins of Soe Min Gyi Monastery, every bit as good as the view from Shwesandaw Pagoda, but without the crowds

“There are only 54 steps to the top,” said my guide, Mu Mu. Easy-peasy, I thought. I can do that without even breathing hard. Halfway up the face of Shwesandaw Temple,...