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Student Photo Gallery: Burma

Burma (Myanmar) is always one of the favorite ports for Semester at Sea students – See why it’s a favorite in the below student photos:

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Chapman University student Scott Minard spent a day on a small fishing boat which took he and his friends snorkeling on a tropical reef about 20 miles north of Chan Tau beach. “We explored the reef and relaxed on a picturesque beach without another human in sight.”
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Gap year student Jackson Barnett photographed this man in Bagan. “I was walking in Bagan and this man showed me his small temple next to his home.¬† He had painted the inside of the temple himself and let me climb on top of it to get a better view of the valley. I took this photo inside the temple; the man was very willing and excited to have his picture taken.”
Frances Casey, a student at the University of San Diego, photographed the Shwedagon Pagoda on the first evening in Rangoon (Yangon).
“What I enjoyed about watching the sunrise in Bagan was seeing the fog rising up from the ground as the sun peaked over the horizon! The silhouette of the pagodas in the background along with the hot air balloons contributed to a mystical atmosphere that was awe-inspiring and unparalleled!” -Jean-Michel M’Bouroukounda from the University of Colorado Boulder
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University of Colorado Boulder student Jake Molloy took this photo on Inle Lake during a boat tour. The local fishermen traditionally use conical or woven nets and a shallow-hulled wooden canoe, while paddling with their feet to keep their hands free. Once the nets are set among a patch of underwater vegetation, large wooden oars are used to slap the water and drive the fish into the trap.
Purdue University student Greg Burns traveled to Bagan with a Field Program. This is the Buddhist Htilominio Temple which was built in 1211 and the last of the Bamar style temples built in Bagan.
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Xinyue Wang from the University of New York Buffalo found these umbrellas while exploring Bagan. These traditional umbrellas are made of wood then oiled and regarded as delicate decorations.
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University of Virginia student Nick Bergh captured this photograph of The Sulamani Temple. The temple was built in 1183 and is one of the most visited in Bagan.
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