Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Burmese legend with the teeth to fight for human rights

From a recent post at my travel blog, Jotazine:
In the Burmese town of Myawaddy, which lies across the border from the Thai town of Mae Sot, a building sits on the back of a giant crocodile. It's called Krukodine Pagoda, or Crocodile Pagoda. Less than twenty years old, what interests me about the structure are the two great stories told of its short history. In essence, the stories make this a place where a modern legend has given teeth to high moral principle.
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