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BALANCING ROCK PAGODA - BURMA by Michael Sheridan
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The Balancing Rock Pagoda – Mon State, Burma. Buddhist pilgrims struggle up a steep grade to reach the pagoda. Men are allowed to approach it closely where they pray at its base and apply gold foil. Women have to be content with viewing the shrine from an elevated platform about 10 meters away. The shot was taken at sunset

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buddha, burma, buddhism, pagoda, mon, stupa

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  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughover 5 years ago

    Girls never get to have any fun. This is a pretty amazing thing!

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonover 5 years ago

    Fascinating … the steady creation of the world’s biggest nugget! Great shot.

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 5 years ago

    Wow thank you for sharing!

  • clizzio
    clizzioover 5 years ago

    This is amazing. I never heard of it. I wonder who it isn’t more famous. This is incredible. Your photos are amazing.

  • I think that the reason that this place isn’t more famous is because it is so remote. Getting there involves a 6 hour trip from Rangoon and then a 2 hour slog straight uphill. I’m glad I don’t have to do it twice.

    – Michael Sheridan

  • Anthony Begovic
    Anthony Begovicover 5 years ago

    Brilliant. Can I favorite this twice.
    Burma is probably my ultimate destination!
    This reminds me of one of Steve McCurry’s shots.

  • Thanks, Anthony – I think that Burma is one of the best places in the world for people watching. It’s hard to believe the variety that one encounters here – all with different styles of dress and a huge assortment of hat options. If you are able to get off the beaten track a bit, you’ll find yourself in places that are completely untouched – places like Rakhine State and Eastern Shan State. Regards – MS

    – Michael Sheridan

  • Sam Dantone
    Sam Dantoneover 5 years ago

    I have been to this place and have meditated upon it’s true genius…

    Nice one Michael.

    Sam Dantone

  • ElRobbo
    ElRobboover 5 years ago

    Whoa!
    That’s amazing!
    What an awesome sight!

  • AnaBanana
    AnaBananaover 5 years ago

    I was there… love that spot, you have capture the moment !!! excelent

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Thats incredible !!! A beautiful photo xx

  • clizzio
    clizzioover 5 years ago

    Well Michael this was worth the hike and the 6 hour ride. Love your energy and your photos.

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