Ancient cities of Anurahadpura and Polonnaruwa, Northern Sri Lanka

Ruwanweli Saya Dagoba (Golden Sand Stupa), Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

The ancient cities in the north of Sri Lanka were my first destinations of this trip. Giant stupas, ancient stone carvings, statues of Buddha, prayer flags and historic temples awaited…

Dali, Yunnan Province, China

Men playing traditional game of Xiangqi (Chinese Chess), Dali, Yunnan Province, China

After one night in Kunming I caught a bus north to Dali, once a very traditional Chinese town and a favourite stop on backpacker routes through Yunnan, now Dali is an over commercialised destination, with every building in the old … Continue reading

Hpa-an, Southern Myanmar

Landscape near Hpa-an at dawn, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

The final week of my Burmese adventure was spent in this little visited region in the South East of Myanmar, not far from the Thai border. This was a bucolic landscape of Karst hills, cave temples and misty mornings, and … Continue reading

Rural life in Hsipaw, Northern Myanmar

After Mandalay I caught a bus north to Hsipaw. Leaving the popular tourist route behind, this was a week spent in a tranquil, rural area of Burma. I hired a motorcycle and explored the local area, shooting every dawn and dusk.

Workers at a Noodle Factory, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Buddhist nuns collecting alms in the early morning near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Buddhist nuns collecting alms in the early morning near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Novice Budhist Monks working on land, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Novice Budhist Monks working on land, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise through misty woods near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise through misty woods near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunset over Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunset over Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Farmer leading Water Buffalo home for evening, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Farmer leading Water Buffalo home for evening, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Young Novice monks waiting for alms at petrol station, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Young Novice monks waiting for alms at petrol station, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Exterior of Pagoda at twilight, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Exterior of Pagoda at twilight, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Klatha, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Klatha, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man weaving Bamboo basket, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man weaving Bamboo basket, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Mandalay, Myanmar

From Bagan I caught a bus to Mandalay. This city with such an iconic name is not the most pedestrian friendly, and perhaps a hard place to warm to. However I did find photographic opportunity at the famous U-Bein Bridge … Continue reading