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Famous Burmese

Famous Burmese: Top Ten List

July 2, 2019 6:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My wonderful guide in Myanmar, Win Kyaw Zan, helped me greatly with this list of Famous Burmese. I love doing these lists. And my informants around the world seem to enjoy thinking about the famous people in their respective countries. Famous Burmese: Historical King Anawrahta King Anawrahta (1014-1078) founded of... read more


Bagan – Adventures in Myanmar

June 14, 2019 6:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A quick flight from Yangon took us to Bagan. It is the city of 4444 temples and pagodas, mostly from the 13th century. The title image is of Narathihapatae Phaya. It is also called Tayok-pyi < ta ‘Mongolian’ + yok ‘strong energy’ + pyi ‘run away’ + phaya ‘temple.’ It is... read more