Myanmar (Burma)

For lack of a better analogy, Myanmar (Burma) is the “Cuba” of Southeast Asia, in the sense that it hasn’t changed much in the past 60 years. Our Burmese visa was very regionally-specific and hard to obtain. We were “encouraged’ by government agencies to visit to certain areas of the country and FORBIDDEN to visit others. I took these photos in Rangoon (the capital), the Inle Lake region, and the ancient and breathtaking city of Bagan, which is located in the Mandalay region of the country. 

The last series of images in his gallery are of the funeral pyre of a Buddhist monk; the funeral pyre and ceremony took place in the mid-afternoon heat of Bagan.