The Three Kingdoms: Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos — 15 days, February 18 - March 3, 2016

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Join Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and northern California photographer and educator, Rick Murai, on an exciting photographic journey to the magical cities and sacred temples of Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. The Three Kingdoms workshop will offer a totally immersive experience photographing amidst exotic cultures, ancient temple architecture, stunning landscapes, and the opportunity to visit several acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


After meeting in Bangkok, our program brings us to Yangon (Myanmar's capital) and a visit to the imposing Schwedigon Pagoda. Next is the revered sacred center of Bagan and its thousands of fresoed pagodas, the fabled city of Mandalay, and the intriguing floating villages of Inle Lake.  We then fly to Siem Reap and the sprawling temple complex of the ancient city of Angkor Wat, and the floating villages of South East Asia's largest lake, the Tonle' Sap. Our journey ends with a visit to the French colonial city and the UNESCO site of Luang Prabang, Laos. Located on the banks of the Mekong River, the group will travel upstream and photograph the thousand Buddhas of Pak Ou Cave, the early morning alms collection, and the thriving night market.

This cost conscious and flexible itinerary encourages creative image making amidst a wealth of subjects. Each location will comfortably and safely support the entire group providing the freedom to independently explore and create. Ample technical and creative input will be available and both novice and experienced photographers will be encouraged to raise the creative bar, realize new modes, and be free to interact, respond and be inspired.

All proficiency levels and camera formats/mediums are welcomed.

Enrollment is limited to 12 participants (minimum 8 required).


 

For more information contact:
Rick Murai (530) 218-6100

rmurai@sbcglobal.net

 


 

Itinerary - 15 days/ 14 nights:

  • February 18:  Depart Bangkok, Thailand to Yangon, Myanmar. Spend the night at the East Hotel.
  • February 19-20:  Bagan, Myanmar.  Spend the night at the Bawga Theiddi Hotel.
  • February 21-22:  Mandalay, Myanmar.  Spend the night at the Shwe Taung Hotel.
  • February 23-24:  Heho, Myanmar and Inle Lake, Myanmar.  Spend the night at the Shwe Inn Tha Floating Resort.
  • February 25-28:  Siem Reap, Cambodia and Angkor Wat, Cambodia.  Spend the night at the Casa Angkor Hotel.
  • February 29 - March 2:  Luang Prabang, Laos.  Spend the night at the Sala Prabang Hotel.
  • March 3:  Return to Bangkok, Thailand.


Tour Costs (per person / double occupancy):

  • 12 participants:  $4483
  • 11 participants:  $4604 
  • 10 participants:  $4730
  • 9 participants:  $4960
  • 8 participants:  $5153 
  • Single supplement:  $613

Includes:

  • Local guides.
  • Nine intra-Asia flights.
  • Land transportation.
  • Western style lodging with private baths.
  • Most meals.
  • Entrance and camera fees.

Not included:

  • USA > Bangkok round-trip airfare.
  • Pre and post trip Bangkok lodging.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Visa fees and airport taxes
  • Optional activities, personal items/purchases, and tips.

Due Dates:

  • By October 2, 2015:  $1000 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit reserves a space.
  • By November 10, 2015:  Final balance due - dependent on final enrollment.

 

Rick will share his work from the previous Three Kingdoms experience and discuss the itinerary during an informational meeting on Friday, September 4, at 6:00pm in the Viewpoint Gallery. All are invited to attend!

 


 

Due to its popularity, this is Rick's second Three Kingdoms workshop and his fifth international experience sponsored by the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center. 

Rick's fascination with documenting world sacred sites has generated travel to over 35 countries. He has hosted many international workshops and is eager to share his excitement with world travel and his approaches to documenting diverse cultures. His ability to demystify the technical trappings of the medium helps realize and appreciate a myriad of creative possibilities.  Mr Murai's photographs are widely exhibited and collected, and have appeared in Camera Arts, Photographer’s Forum, SilverShotz International and multiple issues of Lenswork. He was the recipient of a 2007, 2009, 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year award (UK) and his photographs were featured in an exhibition at London's Royal Geographic Society, BBC Online and published in the Travel Photographer of the Year 2010 and 2011 Annual.  
 

To view Rick's photographs, visit: www.richardmurai.com

 


 

February 18 2016 6:00 AM   through   March 3 2016 11:00 PM
Phone: 916-441-2341
Email:
(per person) $ 1,000.00

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