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A photo from the "Saffron" Rebellion - From wikipedia: "In 2007, a series of anti-government protests started in Burma (also known as Myanmar) on 15 August 2007. The immediate cause of the protests was mainly the unannounced decision of the ruling junta, the State Peace and Development Council, to remove fuel subsidies, which caused the price of diesel and petrol to suddenly rise as much as 66%, and the price of compressed natural gas for buses to increase fivefold in less than a week...."

A photo from the "Saffron" Rebellion - From wikipedia: "In 2007, a series of anti-government protests started in Burma (also known as Myanmar) on 15 August 2007. The immediate cause of the protests was mainly the unannounced decision of the ruling junta, the State Peace and Development Council, to remove fuel subsidies, which caused the price of diesel and petrol to suddenly rise as much as 66%, and the price of compressed natural gas for buses to increase fivefold in less than a week...."

Thant Myint-U’s Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, timely book about the remote region that is suddenly a geopolitical center of the world.  From their very beginnings, China and India have been walled off from each other: by the towering summits of the Himalayas, by a vast and impenetrable jungle, by hostile tribes and remote inland kingdoms stretching a thousand miles....  More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/11/history-of-myanmar/

Thant Myint-U’s Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, timely book about the remote region that is suddenly a geopolitical center of the world. From their very beginnings, China and India have been walled off from each other: by the towering summits of the Himalayas, by a vast and impenetrable jungle, by hostile tribes and remote inland kingdoms stretching a thousand miles.... More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/11/history-of-myanmar/

Natural Colored Burma Pearls - Known for their warmth and lustre, South Sea pearls are cultured off the coast of Myanmar.

Natural Colored Burma Pearls - Known for their warmth and lustre, South Sea pearls are cultured off the coast of Myanmar.

The Forty-Five Statues of Buddha Inside Umin Thounzeh Temple, Sagaing, Burma

The Forty-Five Statues of Buddha Inside Umin Thounzeh Temple, Sagaing, Burma

Inle lake

Inle lake

Monks of Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery stand in line in Bago, Myanmar on February 19, 2013. (hans a rosbach/Flickr)

Monks of Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery stand in line in Bago, Myanmar on February 19, 2013. (hans a rosbach/Flickr)

Mynamar Buddhist Monk Protest 10/1/2007

Mynamar Buddhist Monk Protest 10/1/2007

The Hshinbyume Pagoda (Hsinbyume Paya), built in 1816 representing the Buddhist cosmos with seven rows of mountains surrounding Mount Meru, Mingun, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

The Hshinbyume Pagoda (Hsinbyume Paya), built in 1816 representing the Buddhist cosmos with seven rows of mountains surrounding Mount Meru, Mingun, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Shwedagon Pagode

Shwedagon Pagode

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