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Photo album - Old photos

Many of these photos were taken during the tours and survey trips. More trip reports and stories from Myanmar, Thailand and Laos with images and videos can be found in Trek Thailand web site. Old photos of Myanmar are collected at Old photos. Travel photos from a January 1999 trip to Nepal are available at www.asterism.info/nepal/

An evening in Yangon - May 2007
Yangon and surroundings
View of Yangon river with ferry boats
Highway bus station
Inside of a Yangon - Mandalay highway bus
Yangon - Mandalay train
Sheweet ! Water melon on Yangon - Bago highway
New year water festival (Thingyan) on a street. People throw water on each other. In many places plastic pipes are used to spray water
Colonial style buildings along Pansodan street in downtown. Public buses with wood and iron bodyworks still run the streets
Royal lake and its floating Karaweik hall, with Shwedagon pagoda in background
Bird eye view of the city and Yangon river
A public passenger bus in Yangon
A grapefruit seller in Yangon
A timber logs train arrives Yangon
Bago division
Retired timber elephant
Bathing elephants in river - Taungoo
Elephant walking on log by tourists' request - Taungoo
A timbr elephant at work - Taungoo
Mandalay division
An ordinary people's struggle for survival on Ayeyarwaddy river - Myin Mu jetty
Sunset view from U Bein bridge, Amarapura, south of Mandalay
Shwe Kyaung monastery in Mandalay
A monk at his study in a monastery in Mandalay
Shwe Inbin Monastery in Mandalay. Architectural master-piece of old Myanmar monasteries
Morning view from a Yangon - Mandalay train before arrival Mandalay
Girls inside Ywa Htaung Gyi Temple - Bagan
View of Mt Popa, on the way from Nyaung Oo to Mt Popa
A lone hut on the climbing trail to the summit of Mt Popa
Crater of Mt Popa extinct volcano
Summit of Mt Popa
Going down from the summit of Mt Popa
Boarding the air carft at Nyaung Oo airport
A view of Ayeyarwaddy river from Bagan
Shwezigone pagoda in Nyaung Oo, near Bagan
Htilominlo temple in Bagan
Bagan view from the top of Ywa Htaung Gyi temple
Tourist boat from Mandalay arrives Bagan
Tourist boat from Mandalay arrives Bagan
Lawkanada pagoda on the Ayeyarwaddy river bank - new Bagan
Sunset ovr Tent Kyi hill on the western side of Ayeyarwaddy
Popa volcanic cone viewed from Mt. Popa
River, hills, sunset views from Pyatthad Gyi (or) Pyatthada pagoda - Bagan
Hand paddled boats on Ayeyarwaddy river - Bagan
Magwe division
Pakokku boat jetty on the west bank of Ayeyarwaddy river
Pakokku town - 2 Hrs upstream from Bagan
Mon state
Ye The Taung camp & car park on the mountain, 1.6 km from Kyaikhtiyo pagoda
Kyaikhtiyo ( Golden Rock ) Pagoda
Shan state
1st day of Kalaw to Pindaya trek - Breakfast at Kalaw market
Starting point of the trek: Kalaw to Pindaya
An old wooden monastery between Kalaw and Myin-Ka village
A scene on the way from Kalaw to Yarsagyi mountain
A cave with Buddha images before arrivel Zay Di Gone villagefor lunch
We had our lunch in this house in Zay Di Gone village
With "Pa-O" hilltribe people in Naung Ye village
Our first night home stay in Thit Yar Bin village
The host family prepared the beds for us
Before going to sleep - our first night home stay on Shan mountains
2nd day of Kalaw to Pindaya trek - A scene with a lake near Tat Poke village
Yasagyi village monastery where we had second night stay
Paluang traditional dance at yasagyi village
3rd or last day of Kalaw to Pindaya trek - Entering Pindaya
Farm lands seen from a car on Kalaw - Pindaya road
Taunggyi highway bus station
A buffalo market in Kyaing Tong - Eastern Shan state
Akha hilltribe people in their village - Kyaing Tong
Villagers transporting the goods on their shoulders from village to village
Two Akha ladies looking for a place to sit and work - Kyaing Tong
An Akha hilltribe village in Kyaing Tong district
An Akha hilltribe village in Kyaing Tong district
Photos from a driving trip Mandalay to Muse (China border) in Nov/Dec 2001
Pyin Oo Lwin (May Myo) train station
Pyin Oo Lwin (May Myo) train station
Naung Cho to Kyauk Me road
Duk Hta Waddy (Myit Nge) river between Kyauk Me and Hsipaw
Duk Hta Waddy (Myit Nge) river between Kyauk Me and Hsipaw
Mr. Charle's Guest house in Hsipaw
Paluang village near Lashio
A Buddhist temple in Lashio
Ya Htaik Hotel in Lashio
A petro station and check point before Muse
Shwe Thiri hotel near Myanmar-China border
Shwe Naga hotel near Myanmar-China border
Kyegaung border check point between Yunnan and Shan states
Sagaing division
Thanbuddhay pagoda complex, 20 km from Monywa
Powin hill temples across Chindwin river from Monywa
Bodhi Tataung temples and monasteries complex in Monywa
Sagaing bridge over the Ayeyarwaddy river
Small boats on Ayeyarwaddy river between Sagaing and Mandalay
Kachin state
In a train from Mandalay to Myitkyina
Confluence point of Ayeyarwaddy river
Transportation in Myitkyina
Rakhine state
Ko Taung temple in Mrauk Oo
Local villagers come to Mrauk Oo market by boats
Shit Thaung Temple in Mrauk Oo
Timber and bamboo rafting down Kissipanadi river, northern Rakhine
Thoutkant thein temple, another massive tunnelled structure in Mrauk Oo
A rice depot in Mrauk U, where farmers sell their rice
Huts along Lay Myo river, where people stay and do bamboo trading
A Chin village on Lay Myo river - northern Rakine state - upstream of Mrauk U
Two Chin ladies in a village - upper Lay Myo river

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