Monday, June 22, 2015

WHITE MARBLE BUDDHA AND WHITE ELEPHANTS SANCTUARY IN YANGON, MYANMAR WITH PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO WHO SPONSORED HER FAMILY, NANNY AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE

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BREAKFAST AT SULE CAFE AT SULE SHANGRI-LA YANGON IN MYANMAR
SHANGRI-LA  YANGON IS THE BEST HOTEL AND MOST EXPENSIVE AT AROUND RM 1,000 A NIGHT
DATO KEE HUA CHEE, MICHAEL MANTZ, RAPHAEL, LUCHIT THE NANNY TO THE KIDS, PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO, GLORIA AND DANIEL
FUN FAMILY
BUSY YANGON
HINDU TEMPLE

CHURCH
ARMY PARK
GOSH WHO CAN AFFORD TO WASTE MONEY ON OVER PRICED SLIPPERS
WHILE JADE BUDDHA TEMPLE
DANIEL AND GLAM MOTHER PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO
ENTERING WHITE JADEC BUDDHA TEMPLE

3 KOOL KIDS!
RAPHAEL, GLORIA AND DANIEL

2 NAGAS AND 2 CHINDIK OR TEMPLE LIONS TO PROTECT THE TEMPLE WHICH IS CALLED PAGODA IN BURMA OR MYANMAR. IT IS SPELLED 'CHINTHE' BUT PRONOUNCED AS 'CHINDIK'
DATO KEE HUA CHEE IN FRONT OF WHITE MARBLE BUDDHA TEMPLE CONTAINING THE WORLD'S LARGEST WHITE MARBLE SEATED BUDDHA
WELCOME TO KYAUK TAW GYI PAGODA!
NO WONDER TOURISTS CALL IT WHITE MARBLE BUDDHA  TEMPLE! SO EASY
PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO'S FAMILY AT PRAYER IN FRONT OF WHITE MARBLE BUDDHA
SOMETIMES IT IS ERRONEOUSLY CALLED WHITE JADE BUT IS ACTUALLY WHITE MARBLE
THE TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED GLASS CASE MAKES PHOTOGRAPHY A CHALLENGE!
THE WHITE MARBLE STATUE IS 37 FT TALL AND 24 FT WIDE AND WEIGHS 606 TONNES
THE  BUDDHA IS NAMED BUDDHA OF WORLD PEACE AND PROSPERITY
37 FT TALL AND 24 FT WIDE AND 606 TONNES
THE BUDDHA IS SEATED IN ABAYA MUDRA POSITION WHICH DISPELS FEAR BY REASSURING US BUDDHA WILL PROTECT US
DO NOT FEAR, BUDDHA IS HERE
BACK


BEAUTY AND GRACE
WHITE MARBLE AND GOLDEN GRACE
THIS STATUE WAS CARVED FROM 1 SINGLE SLAB OF WHITE MARBLE FOUND IN MANDALAY UP NORTH AND CARRIED DOWN THE IRRAWADY RIVER
NANNY LUCHIT, RAPHAEL, GLORIA, DANIEL, PRINCESS DR BECKY LOEGARDO WHO PAID FOR EVERYONE'S AIR TICKETS, SHANGRI-LA YANGON, FOOD, SIGHTSEEING AND TRAVELLING EXPENSES!
BUDDHA WILL BLESS PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO FOR SPONSORING OUR TRIP HERE
DATO KEE HUA CHEE JOINS THEM
DATO KEE HUA CHEE IS A BODDHI SATTVA
THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED GLASS PREVENTS DAMAGE FROM TEMPERATURE DILATIONS WHICH MAY CAUSE THE WHITE MARBLE TO BE DISCOLORED OR CRACKED. 
THE BUDDHA IS ENSHRINED HERE IN 2008 SO IT IS VERY NEW
WALL MURAL SHOWS ARRIVAL OF WHITE MARBLE TO YANGON FROM MANDALAY

PAVILION
LAST LOOK
ENTRANCE WITH NAGA AND CHINDIK

LAST LOOK AT ENTRANCE OF WHITE MARBLE BUDDHA, THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD
FROM WHITE MARBLE BUDDHA WE DROVE 5 MINUTES TO WHILE ELEPHANT PARK!
SEE THE RARE WHITE ELEPHANTS INSIDE PAVILION
RAPHAEL, GLORIA AND DANIEL
NOTE WHITE ELEPHANTS AT BACK
RARE WHITE ELEPHANTS
THEY ARE CONSIDERED VERY WHITE BY INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS


THIS IS NOT A TRUE WHITE ELEPHANT
THE FRONT IS VERY WHITE ELEPHANT AND IS VERY RARE AS IT IS NOT AN ALBINO!
WORTHY OF WORSHIP
2 WHITE ELEPHANTS

RARE SIGHT. WHEN IN YANGON, YOU MUST SEE THESE WHITE ELEPHANTS AS THEY ARE SO RARE AND USUALLY KEPT IN PALACES AS ONLY KINGS CAN AFFORD TO MAINTAIN THEM
SEATS ARE PROVIDED FOR ELEPHANT VIEWING IN PEACE
PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO PAID US$120 TO CHARTER THE VAN FOR HER FAMILY
FUN FOR FAMILY AND LOOK AT GLORIA, THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL 5 YEAR OLD GIRL AS DECREED BY BUDDHA


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