Myanmar (Burma): Bago, Golden Rock, Pindaya, Yangon

A 3-week trip through Burma in November 2016. Land of 1000 temples and big golden stupas.

Yangon, the ancient capital, Golden Rock, Pindaya and Bago are some of the cities visited.

About the 4 places in this film


Bago, Myanmar: Located about 80 km northeast of Yangon, Bago is a historic city known for its Buddhist sites, including the Shwemawdaw Paya, which exceeds the Shwedagon Pagoda in height. Former capital of the Mon kingdom and Burma, it houses major cultural and historical relics.


Golden Rock: The Golden Rock, or Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, is one of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. Precariously perched on the edge of a mountain, this gold-covered boulder is famous for its impressive location and spiritual significance.


Pindaya: This small town is renowned for its limestone caves housing over 8,000 Buddha statues, an astounding testament to Buddhist devotion. Located on the Shan Plateau, Pindaya also offers a glimpse into rural Burmese life.


Yangon: The former capital of Myanmar, Yangon is known for the Shwedagon Pagoda, an architectural gem covered in gold and precious stones. A blend of modernity and tradition, Yangon features impressive colonial heritage, tranquil parks, and a vibrant urban life.



 - Lester Young - Lester Swings - A Foggy Day, Smith & co

 (Myanmar)  - Traditional Music - Traditional Music - Back to Bagan, Air Mail Music

 - Dave Brubeck - Time Out - Blue Rondo a la Turk, Columbia Records (CK 8192)

 - Count Basie - Farmers Market Barbecue - Blues for the Barbecue, Analogue Productions (APJ 023)

 (Myanmar)  - Birmanie - Myanmar - Danu Ozee Music, Air Mail Music

 - Illinois Jacquet - Illinois and his Orchestra - Imagination, Lone Hill Jazz (LHJ10229)

 - Tony Scott - Music for Yoga Meditation and Other Joys - Kundalina - Serpent power, Verve (2304-471)

 - Oscar Peterson - Nigerian Marketplace - Nigerian Market Place, Pablo (3112-4)

 - Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces - Night and Day, Pablo (2310 -737)

 (Myanmar)  - Birmanie - Myanmar - Pattalar, Air Mail Music

 (Myanmar)  - Music of Myanmar - Buddhist Chant in the Pali Tradition - Tisarana Vandana (the Three Reguges and Adoratioins)

 - Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Sessions - Your're Driving me Crazy, Blue Note (CDP 7243 8 32787 2 5)

Bago, Golden Rock, Pindaya, Yangon. Myanmar