These dilapidated little temples or pagodas lie in Indein village, in neighbouring Myanmar. There are over a thousand of them surrounded by forests. A few have been restored, but most are crumbling and overgrown with bushes. The origins can be traced to the 3rd century BC, when the Indian king, Ashoka the Great, sent his monks all over the world to spread Buddhism. But most of the pagodas were built in the 17th-18th centuries. The stone walls have carvings of mythical animals and gods, including the Buddha, Nyaung Ohak means ‘group of banyan trees’ in the Burmese language.