16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Buddhas of Bagan, Myanmar

It was summer of 2016 and I was back in Myanmar visiting my extended family. We took a trip to Bagan to explore the sacred Buddhist sites and this photo was taken in one of the thousands of pagodas that dot the plain of Bagan. Photography on my trips to Myanmar is an important way I connect to my Burmese heritage.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Bagan, Myanmar
Copyright: © Christopher Oo