Wolfgang's photos

  • Railway to the Yangon train station

    Myanmar Railway operates 858 stations throughout the country. Yangon Central and Mandalay Central have been the twin anchors of the network. Its an incredible experience to foreign visitors having a ride with the Burmese train. The tour from Angon to Man…

  • Girl at the Bogyoke Aung San Market

    This lovely girl got posted for this photo after selling us a fan made of sandal wood.

  • Bogyoke Aung San Market

    The market better knows as Scott's Market was built in 1926, late in the British rule of Myanmar, and was named after James George Scott, the British civil servant who introduced soccer to Myanmar.

  • Center Point Shopping Center

    Opposite of Bogyoke Aung San Market is situa ted in the heart of Yangon - on Bogyoke Aung San Road. There are 1800 shops selling luxury items, handicrafts, foodstuffs, clothing, jewellery, fashion and consumer goods. Bogyoke Market at the other side of t…

  • Durian fruit for sale in Yangon

    Widely known and revered in southeast Asia as the "king of fruits", the durian is distinctive for its large size, unique odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. Most foreigners refuse to eat or smell this fruit but once they discover the taste most of…

  • Yangon Sailing Club

    The Yangon Sailing Club was the venue of the IODA Asian Optimist Championship in 1996, where our son Oliver (third boy after the shield) was joining and sailing for the Thai team.

  • Deceptive idyllic mood at Inya Lake

    On May 4, 2009, the American citizen John Yettaw trespassed upon the residence of Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, two weeks before her scheduled release from house arrest on May 27. This illegal visit prompted Suu Kyi's arrest on May 13, 2009…

  • Inya Lake in Yangon

    The area surrounding Inya Lake is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Yangon. Except this public park on the southwestern bank by Yangon University where I shot this photo. Much of the shoreline is some of the most expensive private property in th…

  • Kaba Aye Pagoda

    Also located within the same compound are the Maha Pasana Guha (The Great Cave), which was forbitten for us to visit. A group of semi gods VIP visitors had the privilege to visit the cave, police was going to seal off the area around with the order "NO PH…

  • Kaba Aye Pagoda

    The Kaba Aye Pagoda compound is large and is intended to be peaceful and quiet for the tourists, monks and devotees who visit.

  • Mother and her daughter in Kaba Aye

    Mother and daughter pray and respect Buddhas relic.

  • Kaba Aye Pagoda

    When we entered the inside hall of the pagoda praying people were every where around and offering us to join the meditation. The pagoda has an history: On August 29, 1961, the Parliament announced that Buddhism was the official state religion, mainly as a…

  • Inside the Kaba Aye Pagoda

    This room inside the pagoda houses Buddha relics, including a large silver statue of Buddha, over eight feet tall. There is also a room inside the pagoda, which is used to keep Buddha relics. For the Burmese people, seeing foreign tourists visit the pagod…

  • Swal Daw Myat Zaedi

    The new built pagoda contains a relic of Buddhas tooth.

  • Inside the Swal Daw Pagoda

    People believe on Buddhas tooth but its a copy. A real relic of Buddhas body is presented in Kandy/Sri Lanka inside the Temple of the Tooth.

  • Buddhas tooth in the Swal Daw Pagoda

    Aye pagoda and a tooth relic of Buddha. A new built holy center in Burma.

  • Pavilion outside the Marble Buddha hall

    People relax in this pavilion and often fall into sleep. The construction was new built in Burmese style.

  • Marble Buddha behind a glas shield

    Mindama Hill where the world biggest white marble Buddha is located. Protected behind glass shield. This is the largest marble Buddha statue made from a single piece of stone and from the highest grade marble. The construction of this statue took 8 years…