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Slideshows from Myanmar with photographs from the early 1980s when Myanmar was still known as Birma or Burma.

Birma Rangoon - artelino

Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon.Rangoon as the formerly official capital of Birma and largest city of Myanmar is relatively young. It gained its importance in 1885 when the British had occupied the Northern part of the kingdom of Birma with its capital Mandalay. The main attraction of Rangoon is the Shwedagon Pagoda.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 November 2010 23:40 Read more: Birma - Rangoon

Slideshow Birma Mandalay - artelino

Garuda Bird - from a Temple in Mandaly.

I saw Mandalay in 1980. It was like making a time journey to a British colonial town towards the late nineteenth century. I have read that the city was ravaged after my visit with several fires in the 1980s that destroyed thousands of old houses. With the immigration of Chinese citizens and modern buildings the city is said to have changed considerably since then.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 November 2010 23:51 See the images: Birma - Mandalay

Slideshow Birma Pagan - artelino

Birma - Pagan - MyanmarPagan is unique in this world. A huge jungle area of circa 25 square kilometers filled with deserted temples, pagodas and cloisters. The area once comprised 20,000 buildings of which 5,000 are still in a well preserved state. In 1980 I saw it as a huge untouched area of ruins in the jungle that seemed to be out of this world.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 November 2010 22:01 See more: Birma Pagam

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