終於實現了緬甸遊, 雖然我知道四月底遊緬甸並不是理想的季節, 主要是酷熱和接近雨季, 但因為要配合其他行程規劃, 不得不作如此安排。幸運的是雖然有好幾次午後暴雨, 但對日程干擾不大, 只可惜没有蓝天白雲, 縱使是晴天, 也是有雲或霧霾, 所以拍照, 尤其是拍日落, 效果不好。
最後這一輯是緬甸人的專集, 很多前面po過, 我想放在一起, 作為紀念。這次去緬甸, 看很多寺院都和歷史有関。很多年前遊泰國, 由泰北清邁至泰南大城, 寺院遺跡都訴說着與鄰國暴力的過去, 很多都是與緬甸有関的(大城就是被緬甸軍攻陷破壞的)。泰人和緬甸人大多篤信佛教, 但攻城殺敵毫不手軟。我無法暸解其中道理, 也不想知道, 只想記着這些令人喜悅的面孔。
This is a collection of the faces that are engraved upon my heart, some of them have been posted in the previous posts. Like everyone who has visited Myanmar, I am impressed by the magnificent pagodas and the people’s devotion to their religion, Buddhism. However, I am also puzzled by the fact that there have been violent conflicts between domestic ethnic groups , and between Burma and its neighbors (e.g. in 1767, Ayuthaya, Thailand was destroyed by Burmese army). I must confess that I don’t understand why these faithful Buddhists could kill like that, may be it’s just the dark side of human nature. Anyhow, let’s forget those ugly history and remember these beautiful faces.