This time we went up a long canal off the lake……rather peaceful except we had to go over weirs to go upstream!
These pagodas are decaying rapidly. They need help…but it may be already too late.
Then on to Shwe Inn Thein Pagoda….. which has a main pagoda and 1094 stupas in various states of decay or renovation….
The main complex is about a 700m walk uphill, fortunately covered….….
Here are some pagodas being renovated by families who have made a donation and will have their name on a plaque.
Unfortunately it would seem that they are not necessarily being restored by skilled craftsmen….
No doubt they will all be painted gold at the end…..but will never bear a resemblance to the decayed ones at the bottom!
Inside the main pagoda there was of course a very large Buddha…
we noticed this poster…..…… and agreed with it!