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Visiting the ‘largest pile of bricks in the world’

In my last blog post, I talked about the ‘largest book in the world’ and in this post I’m going to be talking about the ‘largest pile of bricks in the world’. The Mingun Pahtodawgyi is an incomplete stupa in Mingun, Myanmar, about 10km north of Mandalay. The ruins were part of a massive construction project…… Continue reading Visiting the ‘largest pile of bricks in the world’

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Visiting the ‘largest book in the world’

One of my favourite places to visit in Mandalay, Myanmar, was the Tripitaka tablets at Kuthodaw Pagoda, otherwise known as the ‘largest book in the world’. The Pagoda was built in the 1860s by the King of Burma, before the country was known as Myanmar, because he was worried that Buddhist teachings would be affected…… Continue reading Visiting the ‘largest book in the world’

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The intricate art of lotus flower fabric

Update: This was featured by Lonely Planet in a monthly-round up of their favourite blog posts. Check it out here. Did you know that fabric can be created from the stems of lotus flowers? I had no idea until I visited Inle Lake in Myanmar, where I spent some time learning about local industries. After…… Continue reading The intricate art of lotus flower fabric