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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.

The Temples of Pagan

pagan-golden-statue-standing
pagodas-grown-over
pagoda-pagan-under-scaffold
pagan-amidst-jungle
pagan-large-temple
beautiful-butterfly
pagan-pink-flower
pagan-jungle-and-pagoda
statue-pagan-sitting
paga-lying-buddha-face
irrawaddy-river-evening
pagan-white-pagoda
beautiful-yellow-flower
pagan-temples-pagodas
pagan-white-temple-black-sky
pagan-pagoda-evening-light
pagoda-evening-light
pagan-high-palm-trees
pagan-funny-statue
pagan-temple-buildings
birma-landing
pagan-buddha-legs-crossed
pagan-golden-buddha-long-ears
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From what I read in the Internet, the area may have been severely damaged by the military junta. A highway was built (You can recognize it on Google Maps.). A golf course was established in the area and unprofessional and unauthentic restoration works have been undertaken. Therefore the UNESCO denies the world cultural heritage status.

The photographs were taken in 1980. For more information please read My Journeys to Asia

Dieter Wanczura, 2010.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 November 2010 22:01  



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