|Burma's beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda: 360° aerial panorama (airpano.com)|
|Burma has unspoiled beaches (protected by war) and reefs beyond our widlest dreams like southern Thailand's Phuket and India's secretive Andaman Island (azamaraclubcruises.com)|
|Who is this lady?|
|Shwedagon by night, built to house the Buddha's hair relics (beauty-places.com)|
Tragically there is also silence about other ethnic minorities, such as the Karen and Rakhine, particularly along the border with Thailand. If only there were a website showing the Buddhist beauty and military horror of Burma. Wait. There's The Irrawaddy Magazine. There's USCampaignforBurma.org. There's the BurmaCampaign.org.uk. There's BurmaDigest.org. And the BBC does a decent job of covering the region. News on the Rohingya can be found in the Bangladeshi press.
|Great arhat Sivali, symbol of luck and abundance|