Myanmar Sunsets

Rudyard Kipling wrote, “This is Burma. It will be quite unlike any land you know about.” More than a century later, Myanmar retains the ability to surprise and delight even the most world-weary travelers, all in a country where pious Buddhist monks are held in higher esteem than world-famous rock stars.

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Konka Monastery – The Highlight of Mount Gongga

On the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, nestled between the Dadu River and the Yalong River, sits the highest mountain in Sichuan Province. With its peak at an elevation of 7,556 meters, Mount Gongga has earned the local, Sichuan title of “King of the Mountains”. Also known locally as Minya Konka, the mountain is the highest over 7,000 meters east of the Himalayas, and the third highest peak outside the entire Himalayan Range.