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.
|Jan 2015 MYANMAR PEOPLE|
|GROUND STUPA TEMPLE WORSHIPER YANGON|
January 21, 2015
November 4, 2022
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