Shiny Golden Buddhas in Myanmar

Buddhas come in all kinds of materials: marble, wood, alabaster, ceramic, metal, plaster, concrete…

In the profoundly Buddhist Myanmar the Buddhas are often gilded with gold leaf.the Lumpy Gold Buddha at the Mahamuni Pagoda in MandalayIn the Mahamuni Pagoda of Mandalay the entire inner temple gleams with gold, and the Buddha has had so much gold leaf applied that his body has become lumpy with it.
the Lumpy Gold Buddha at the Mahamuni Pagoda in MandalayThe primary temple of Ananda Pahto temple in Bagan was distinguished by towering golden Buddhas around every corner.Buddha Towering Above Worshippers in Ananda Pagoda in Bagan, MyanmarDescending golden Buddhas in a temple belonging to a monastery at the edge of Nyaung Shwe, the main town on Inle Lake.
Inle Lake Monastery, MyanmarAt times, shiny brass substituted for gold. The primary Buddha within the main stupa of Kuthodaw Pagoda, a 19th century pagoda in Mandalay.Neon-Lit Buddha a Pagoda in Mandalay, MyanmarYangon’s brass Buddha guarding the Pagoda of the Hair Relic.
Brass Buddha at the Pagoda of the Hair Relic in YangonBrass Buddha at the Atumashi Monastery in Mandalay.Brass Buddha at the Atumashi Monastery in Mandalay, MyanmarMore of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Shiny.

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