Handmade Puppets

Handmade Puppets

Traditional Burmese puppets being sold at a local shop in Bagan.

Bagan Farmer Plowing Fields

Bagan Farmer Plowing Fields

Farmer plowing his fields with his oxen in Bagan.

Bagan Village Boys

Bagan Village Boys

These are the friends I made while photographing Bagan. As usual, these kids showed me around their village and took me to all the cool places.

Grilling Bread Snacks

Grilling Bread Snacks

These ladies sit roadside grilling some sort of milk-based bread snacks. I bought some for the local children that were showing me around.

Bagan Pagodas

Bagan Pagodas

A view of the pagodas in Bagan. There are over 1,000 of these pogodas, big and small.

Cooking Corn Snacks

Cooking Corn Snacks

This lady is sitting roadside cooking corn-based snacks. They taste like greasy corn patties but the locals seem to love them.

Playing With Children

Playing With Children

These kids took me to this spot in their village that very sandy and hilly. We would climb to the top and flip and tumble down over and over. This was one of the highlights of my trip.

Wood Carvings

Wood Carvings

There are many shops in Bagan that sell wood carvings and sculptures. This one lady used her feet like a second set of arms when she does her wood working. They are all very talented.

Buddha in Low-Light Pagoda

Buddha in Low-Light Pagoda

Light shining through the window in a pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar.

Cooking Roadside Snacks

Cooking Roadside Snacks

Another lady sitting roadside cooking some local snacks. There are many of these ladies along the streets in Bagan. Most of them cook their own unique food that is quick and inexpensive.

Child of Shop Owner

Child of Shop Owner

This is one of the children in the shops where I had some tea. The owner was very friendly and his young daughter just stared at me the whole time. I don’t mind, I’m used to it.