Photographer's Note

Bell is one of sacred objects and second only in importance to Buddha images as donations to a pagoda. They are struck usually with a wooden mallet and great importance is placed on the sound. The bell is rung
by worshipers after making their devotions to Buddha and each strike symbolically eradicates impurities, purifies the holy place and at the same time protect a person from spell or evil spirit...

Taken at one of many shrines in Shwezigon Pagoda complex, Nyaung U.

Setting: 31 mm, 1/80 sec, F18, ISO Raw 200, 0707 hrs
and polarised

Additional picture: The bigger picture of the 11th century Shwezigon Pagoda

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