Myanmar Rising

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Vinod Krishnan

Rome was not built in a day. Emerging from a junta rule, Myanmar looks all set to take a giant leap of faith from drying farm lands of poverty into a fast-growing economy. Planes full of laptop-lugging investors and businessmen are pouring into this young, hot land, to play the roles of architects. Myanmar's history, it's incredible people, and the great potential that lies ahead are forces for the rest of the world to reckon with. This picture, shot in February 2013, symbolizes the country's rise with a vast hidden awakening spirit that can only be experienced when visiting this magical land.

Location: Bagan, Myanmar


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