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Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Oooh, Pyin Oo Lwin

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Pyin Oo Lwin, a couple of hours from Mandalay and at the edge of the Shan Plateau, has a little bit of everything I like about Myanmar. The mixture of cultures and influences – Burmese, Shan, Chinese, Indian, British – can be seen in the people, food and architecture, while its cooler climate and slightly quirky atmosphere reminded me a little of Dalat in Vietnam.

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8 Responses to “Oooh, Pyin Oo Lwin”

  1. johnberk

    It looks incredible. Another world. But it makes me feel that all people are plainly beautiful, despite the differences. As you say, mixture of culture, Indian and other food, strange architecture and western influences makes it perfect!

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  2. parishereandthere

    Your photos are beautiful, the colours are spectacular and the portraits so expressive. It’s wonderful to see that the world can be a truly beautiful place, even just in everyday and simple ways.

    Reply

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