Many people were relaxing in the shade near the stupa of Shwedagon Paya

People resting near pagoda in Shwedagon Paya
People resting at Shwedagon Paya
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Once inside the temple precincts, visitors must remove their footwear and walk around barefoot. This is the case in all temples in Myanmar. Regardless of whether you have money or not, everyone must go barefoot here. However, it is quite difficult for those who usually wear socks and shoes. The ground in the temple grounds is hot under the blazing sun and one has to walk barefoot on the hot ground, which can burn one's feet. Even if I choose to walk in the shade where it is not as hot as possible, there are times when I have to walk on the scorching ground.

In contrast to me, the locals walk smoothly whether in the shade or in the sun. It seems that the thickness of the skin on the soles of their feet is completely different from mine. It seemed that even the locals could not stand to be in the sun all the time, so all the people who came to visit Shwedagon Paya were resting in the shade made by the buildings and halls.

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PHOTO DATA

No

9013

Shooting Date

Feb 2010

Posted On

January 21, 2015

Modified On

November 4, 2022

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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