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On my trip to Mandalay hill I stopped over at the standing Buddha which was built at the place where Buddha stood, with his hand pointing to the Royal Palace. The legend has it that the Buddha, on his visit, had made a prophecy that a great city would be founded at the foot of this hill.

Inside the stupa housing, a monk was saying his prayers which was a magical moment.

After he finished he came to me and started to talk in English. I was very surprised as I did not expect this. His English was perfect and he asked me to spend the rest of the day with him. And so i did.
He explained a lot about his daily life and about the history of this place. Further he explained that the monks come to this place in order to learn English from the tourists.

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