Photo Highlights – Temples of Bagan

Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary

Temples Of Bagan Photo Highlights The Temples of Bagan consist of over 2000 Buddhist temples in central Myanmar. They are the legacy it has having been the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan between the 9th and 13th centuries. This kingdom was the first to unify people in the regions that now make up modern Myanmar. It became a stronghold of Theravāda Buddhism after King Anawrahta conversion to the region, and… Read morePhoto Highlights – Temples of Bagan

Photo Highlights – Lopburi

Phra Prang Sam Yod in Lopburi

Lopburi Photos Lopburi is a city found in central Thailand. Around 4 hours north of Bangkok by train, it has been a big player in Thai history. These days it is often overlooked on the tourist trail around Thailand, but is worth a visit. Whilst I personally visited on a day trip from Bangkok a stop here would make sense for any journey north towards Chiang Mai. One of the… Read morePhoto Highlights – Lopburi

Photo Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park The Ayutthaya Historical Park is the remains of the ancient city destroyed by invading Burmese troops in 1767. Before that it was a huge city that served as a major trading hub in the region. It was capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya which preceded Siam. Siam of course became modern day Thailand. Most noteworthy is that in 1700 with over 1 million inhabitants it was the largest city in the… Read morePhoto Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Photo Highlights – Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park The Sukhothai Historical Park UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Thailand is the remains of an ancient city. It was once at the centre of the Kingdom Of Sukhothai, one of the precursors of modern day Thailand. This Kingdom lasted from 1238 until 1438.  After this it gradually merged into the Ayutthayan Empire who had already invaded in 1349 and made the Kingdom its tributary. Consequently the city… Read morePhoto Highlights – Sukhothai Historical Park

Yangon Photo Gallery

Downtown - Yangon Photo Gallery

Yangon Photo Gallery This Yangon Photo Gallery features photos taken when I visited the Burmese city in April 2016. The city was capital of Myanmar up until 2006. It’s former British Colonial name is ‘Rangoon’  There are loads of old colonial buildings here which make it a really interesting city to explore. It has over 7 million inhabitants and contains some really important Buddhist sites. Principal amongst these is the… Read moreYangon Photo Gallery

People Of Myanmar

People Of Myanmar - a Karenni Tribe gathering

People Of Myanmar – A Photo Essay The people of Myanmar are a diverse collection of different ethnic groups. Check out this wikipedia page to get an idea of the ethnic groupings in the country. They are very friendly people and when I visited in 2016 I was blown away by how welcoming they were. So many people in the country wanted to engage with visitors like myself! The country has only… Read morePeople Of Myanmar

Melaka Street Art

Melaka Street Art Bull

Melaka in Malaysia (also known as Malacca) is a vibrant, colourful town full of history and culture. It is also home to some wonderful street art, particularly along the riverside and it’s back streets. These are some of my favourite images of the Melaka Street Art that I found whilst exploring the city.  I took these photos in 2016. Click any image below to open the gallery