Wednesday, 6 July 2011

InGyin Wood

InGyin Wood , originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
In A-Nyar Scenery photo post, I mentioned that I went to ZeeO Village to visit InGyin Wood. You may be wondering how the wood look likes...

Before I got there I thought the wood is very dense because I've heard many stories about the wood. We are not sure whether all stories are true but everyone who live in nearby villages do not dare to take even firewood from the wood because they do believe that something will happen to them if they do without permission. That permission is definitely not from authority, but the people who cannot be seen and looking after the wood. You might have doubt about that but I really thank to them. The wood is still there until now because of those who we cannot see....

But the climate in Bagan-NyaungOo region is so hot that InGyin trees have been dried and fallen more than it can grow.

This wood has been more popular since Myanmar's Democracy Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited there recently.

Friday, 24 June 2011

1,000 Years Old Tree

1,000 Years Old Tree, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
This Tamarind tree is believed to be 1,000 years old by local villagers.

As you can see how big the tree compared to people in the photo. Hope this tree will still be there for very long.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Friday, 27 May 2011

Lighting of temples

Lighting of temples, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
When I went inside of the Dhammayangyi Temple in the evening, the natural light is still playing a pivotal role to make bright inside.

The Bagan architecture are still the greatest in our country.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Bagan in evening

Bagan in evening, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
I went to ShweSanDaw Pagoda and climbed up to the top to take famous Bagan Sunset photo. Unfortunately, the weather was not in favor to take sunset photo.

Everyone is disappointed. One lady told me that she came to view sunset for third time. That day was her last day in Bagan. I felt sorry for her. I really wish that she could view very beautiful sunset of Bagan.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Another Typical ANyar Scenery

Another Typical ANyar Scenery, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
The production of Palm Jaggery is the main occupation of the people of villages in our township. Jaggery, is produced from palm-juice (toddy), which are used to make various Burmese snacks.

The sweetness of Jaggery is very unique.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

That's Interesting...

That's Interesting..., originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
This photo was taken at ZeeO Village Primary School. When we arrived there, it was a break time and all students are reading interestingly books.

Small and untidy library, torn and old books cannot stop their desire to read.

When I view this photos, what Sayar Aung Thin, a well-respected and famous Burmese writer,  told us came in my mind. He told us that

"One's reading habit doesn't happen once you give a very good book to him. The habit has to be nurtured since young.

First you give cartoons to children when they are about 3-5 years. Children may not be able to read but they will read drawings and start having thoughts and imaginations in their mind.

From 6-9 years old, children will pick up cartoons with descriptions and narrations.
After that they will slowly change what they read...
Next step, children will read books writing about supernatural, then adventures, after that romance, and life...

That's the way of nurturing children to love reading books..."

Lovely Cloud

Lovely Cloud, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
I think the clouds are beautiful and took this photo together with a pagoda, near to the Ananda Temple

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Bagan in the morning

Bagan in the morning, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
This is the view I have seen nearly every day until 1993. I used to live in Nyaung Oo (Bagan) until I passed the high school. Everyone said Bagan's scenery is amazing but I didn't realize it when I was there.

When I went back there for the first time in a decade, I realized that that is the most beautiful place... but changed quite a lot. We should keep ruins as it is. Otherwise it wont be an ancient city that people valued.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Monk - Studying

Monk - Studying , originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
On the way back to the Mahagandayon Monastery from U Pain Bridge, we saw a young monk studying on the platform surrounded by water, under a banyan tree.

I don't have any idea how he got there without wetting his feet.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

The Irrawaddy

The Irrawaddy, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
The Irrawaddy river view from SoonOoPoneNyaShin Pagoda of Sagaing.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Sunset on the way

Sunset on the way, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
This is one of most dramatic sunset I have ever seen. I saw this sunset when I was on a bus to Bagan from Mandalay.

I couldn't resist to take this sunset photos even though I had to take out my camera from the luggage.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Full Moon Day

Full Moon Day, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
This photo was taken in 2008 on a full moon day of December. I think the moon on that night was brighter than other full moon and my mood was really good. I didn't edit the photo and just post it here as it is.

I checked today Super Moon but it's not very nice from the place that I view. So I am just posting this photo to say Happy Super Full Moon Day (Ta-Baung Full Moon Day in Myanmar Lunar Calendar).

Wishing everyone to have better health and peaceful mind...


Saturday, 19 March 2011

Two Main Actors

Two Main Actors, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
I think no photographer would miss to take this shot from U Pain Bridge.

Friday, 18 March 2011

U Pain Bridge under the moonlight

We got there in late evening and the sun was already set. While we were sitting in there to enjoy the evening breeze, the moon came up to shine.

I wish I could setup tripod on the bridge to take a good pic. Unfortunately the bridge was shaking whenever people walk nearby us. I set the high ISO, hold the breath ... got this...

Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Mandalay Moat

The Mandalay Moat, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
Even though the photo is not a great photo of the Mandalay Moat, I just wish to upload. Thanks!

Mandalay Royal Golden Palace

Mandalay Royal Golden Palace, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
The Palace was built by King Mindon in 1861 and was destroyed by bombing during the WWII. Current structures are reconstructed in 1996.
I had visited there while I was young before it was reconstructed. In my personal view, we should keep the ruins as it is, rather than rebuilding new structures.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Stand Strong Japan

Stand Strong Japan., originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
Together we stand strong with you, Japan. My heart is with you all.

Monday, 7 March 2011


Kuthodaw , originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
The background is Kuthodaw Stupa and the foreground is one of the 729 stupas which house stone inscriptions, known as the world's largest book.

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Monk, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
After going around the monastery, I saw a westerner taking photos of the monk and the guide requesting the monk to act.

I piggybacked their work and took this photo. :D I smiled and say thanks to them.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Monk - Candid Shot

Monk - Candid Shot, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
After staying away from Flickr for months, I wish to upload some photos which I took during the trip to Myanmar.

This photo was taking in Shwe-In-Pin Monastery. When we arrived there, I looked in the monastery, a monk is standing against the light. I think the view is quite interesting to me and Click.