Like India the buses were packed full of people like sardines except they were also all sitting on the roof which is something you don't see here,
This picture was taken at a monastery at 10 o'clock in the morning since monks cannot eat after lunch,
There were hundreds of temples covered in this gold leaf, (the umbrella is because the sun was burning me),
Buddhism was very important and there were Buddhas everywhere,
They wear a white sandalwood make-up which is made by rubbing the wood on a stone with water to form a paste. You can't really see it on my porcelin skin but it was obvious on everyone else there,
The dress in Myanmar was a lot more conservative with long skirts and trousers respecting the Buddha whereas here there are a lot more see through items...
I have never seen horses and carts here not even on my trip to Ba Be which I would consider pretty rural.
The food was amazing a combination of Thai and Indian food (unfortunately I didn't take enough pictures of my dinner as it disappeared too fast), in some ways it reminded me of here, but in other ways it was even more backwards and different. Even the language was softer.
Does anywhere remind you of Vietnam?