31
Jan
11

Bagan – Splendour of Myanmar

Bagan - Myanmar

 

Bagan (also spelled Pagan) is an archaeological zone of more than 2.200 temples and pagodas on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwady River, 90 miles southwest of Mandalay in Burma.

This 26-square-mile region was the capital of the ancient kings of Bagan, who filled the plain with as many as 4.400 temples to earn religious merit during the height of the kingdom (11th and 13th centuries).

Although less well-known because of the rocky political situation in Myanmar, Bagan easily stands with Angkor and Borobudur as one of the most significant and memorable archeological sites of Southeast Asia.

Bagan - Myanmar

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3 Responses to “Bagan – Splendour of Myanmar”


  1. January 31, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I visited Burma and Bagan back in 2000. Some great pictures can be made in the area, and sunset is a perfect time to do so.

  2. January 31, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Beautiful shots!
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  3. February 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    *It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks


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