For an hour or so I wandered around Amarapura. Such a mixture of sights and smells–the pungent aroma of frying fish and crabs, the cacophony of mostly-women’s voices enticing customers to the roadside cafes, the children laughing and running around the market, and hundreds and hundreds of monks in blood-red robes everywhere.
Monks begging for their daily meal outside the market near the U Bein’s Bridge. Photo by David Lansing.
Street food included fried crabs from Lake Taungthaman. Photo by David Lansing.
A young child with thanaka on his face walks around the market with his mother. Photo by David Lansing.
Little girls wait for their mother as she shops the market. Photo by David Lansing.
Clay pots outside the Mahagandhayon Monastery. Photo by David Lansing.
A fruit vendor at the market. Photo by David Lansing.