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Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Streets of Mandalay

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Mandalay is a slightly odd city, full of history, but a little neglected in the present day. Flat, laid out in straight lines and right angles, and with no obvious centre, it’s not immediately appealing in the same way as Yangon, but there’s plenty to see if you wander round the right corner. I enjoyed walking and driving around on my rented motorbike, exploring the markets and streets.

The men in the picture above are playing chinlone, a kind of keepy-uppy game played with a ball made from rattan. It’s a common sight in open spaces throughout Myanmar.

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8 Responses to “Streets of Mandalay”

  1. traveller2006

    you’ve got some great shots here. We visited Mandalay in February this year. Do you happen to know what the significance of the 2 owls/birds is? (8th photo, on the frieze), we saw them everywhere.

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