Myanmar Photo Gallery
Myanmar Photo Gallery
Myanmar : an iconic travel photography.
Myanmar, The Golden Land, is living nowadays, a deep transformation.
Of its politics, its economy, its values, its models…
Guardian of the Dhamma -Buddha’s original spiritual teaching- the country has now opened up to Capitalism and globalisation. Let’s hope that not only new clothes, foods & goods are entering the country but new real Freedoms…
A country with a fascinating, deep culture and a beautiful people. However a people so spiritually free and yet still so politically muzzled : Freedom of thoughts opposed to Freedom of expression.
Despite that, as a traveller, a very subtil and somehow spiritual energy seems to flow in all your body and thoughts. Indeed, the country of pure Buddhism seems to deeply influence the visitor, whether you want it or not. Is it thanks to the mantras spread in the air day and night by the temples, is it thanks to the people’s authentic and strong faith or is it thanks to the generosity of this same people? The fact remains that you feel (kind of) at home there, if you stay open-minded.
Karma and qualities
In Myanmar, we have been won over the population’s qualities. These qualities that make a poor street food maker offer you breakfast on your first day. I will remember forever the simple and authentic joy in the eyes of this total stranger who fed us for a meal.
For them, rules the power of Karma, or the way to accomplish as many good actions as possible in order to prepare themselves a better future (In this Life, as the others to follow). The power of being good to others. Do Good, Be Good. And have Good in return.
A simple unwritten Humanity Law that builds a healthy Community.
In Myanmar, we might have felt people being quite more introverted than in other countries in Asia, usually already quite reserved. But we felt a strong humanity, a deep respect and a real compassion. I guess this is what really stands out in Myanmar : its People and its Spiritual Life, alongside its remaining traditional lifestyle, although in a modernizing contexte.
Traditions Vs Globalisation
Having been closed for decades, with very few ways to access the outer world, the country has remained much traditional. However, international compagnies and brands are now rushing there to establish themselves. Myanmar is catching up with modernism and Globalisation has finally arrived in Myanmar, for the worst and the best…
The worst, same as everywhere else in the World, is tthe loss of its singular culture rooted on spiritual, moral values.
The best, would be more freedom and opportunities for the People. More access to informations and knowledge of any kind, more exchanges of people and competences. More diversity.
However, until dictatorships rule the country, speaking about real freedom and opportunities would be unfortunately quite relative…
2500 years ago, Gautama the Buddha taught a universal, non-sectarian and practical way to liberate ourselves from suffering (The Eightfold Path & The Vipassana meditation – dhamma.org). Just as the impermanent character of all things (Anicca). However, let’s hope that this spiritual and moral heritage will persist, in this modern transition.
Indeed, if Myanmar would do so, that will be a beautiful example of an ideal healthy modern society!
Myanmar travel photography : a perfect mix of genders
A land in evolution, in-between tradition and modernism, with a fascinating culture and absolutely photogenic faces, mnystic places and hectic cities : a land of of street photography, portrait photography and more generally travel photography. Myanmar travel photography is indeed one of the remaining jewel of its gender…