Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay Hill Guardian Lions

Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay Hill Guardian Lions

We’ve arrived in Mandalay! The giant guardian lions guarding Mandalay Hill entrance are awesome, Myanmar (Burma).

Mandalay was the capital of the last independent Burmese kingdom prior to Myanmar being conquered by the British in 1886. Buddha is believed to have climbed Mandalay Hill on one of his visits to Myanmar; it’s been an important pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists for nearly 2,000 years.

Life in Mandalay, Myanmar - Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay Hill Guardian Lions by Henry Westheim

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