Photos of Burma: Moments from Myanmar

When David Lovejoy isn’t busy taking small group tours around Japan, he’s jetsetting over to beautiful Burma. Armed with a camera, he shares just a few of the magic moments from his latest journey.

Photos of Burma


Photos of Burma - a women wearing Thanaka paste

A young woman posing while her friend takes her picture at Hsu Taung Pyi Pagoda, Bagan. The cosmetic paste applied to the face is a common feature in Burma, made from ground thanaka wood. It protects the skin from sunburn and blemishes.

Shwezigon market Baga, Photos of Burma

Use your head! Buddhist nuns in their telltale pink robes walking beside the Full Moon Market near Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan.

Photos of Burma: Bagan

A fine view of the recently renovated Ananda Temple from the newly constructed viewpoint berm courtesy of Japan’s International Cooperation Agency.

Photos of Burma, horse and cart in Bagan

A horse drawn cart is best viewed from afar, or used for mixing paint.

Inle Lake

Man rowing in Inle Lake - Photos of Burma

Think rowing a boat is harder than it looks? Try doing it with one leg, just for kicks. Shan fisherman, Inle Lake.

Inle Lake farmer - Burma (Myanmar)

A rice farmer tending to his crops in the agriculturally well-endowed region surrounding Inle Lake.

Inle Lake motorbike - Burma (Myanmar)

The afternoon commute, Inle Lake.

In and around Mandalay

A monk uses his mobile phone in Burma

A monk updating his social media profile at Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay.

A couple having an engagement shoot in Burma

Congrats to the betrothed! Taking their engagement photos at Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay. Fun fact: It’s illegal/impossible to marry a Burmese woman if you are a foreigner.

Photos of Burma - sunset in Mandalay - U Bein Bridge

Sunset on the Irrawaddy, seen from the teakwood U Bein Bridge.

Photos of Burma - a child in Sagaing

A chillin’ child at U Min Thonze Pagoda, Sagaing Hill.

A view of the Irrawaddy as seen from Sagaing Hill.

Mount Popa

Mount Popa, Burma (Myanmar)

The definitive view of Taung Kalat monastery as seen from Popa Mountain Resort. You could climb 777 crowded steps barefoot, some not much more than ladder rungs, whilst guarding your belongings from aggressive monkeys to reach an inferior view in every way, or you could be driven to this spot to enjoy a cold beverage.


Street scene in Yangon, Burma

The morning market in Yangon’s Chinatown.

Man carrying water in Yangon

This man likes to stay hydrated, Yangon.

Capture some magic moments of your own on one of David’s 2018 small group tours to Burma (Myanmar).

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