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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

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pagan-temples-pagodas
pagan-jungle-and-pagoda
pagan-high-palm-trees
birma-landing
pagan-golden-statue-standing
irrawaddy-river-evening
pagan-temple-buildings
beautiful-yellow-flower
pagan-funny-statue
pagodas-grown-over
pagan-pagoda-evening-light
pagan-buddha-legs-crossed
beautiful-butterfly
pagoda-pagan-under-scaffold
pagoda-evening-light
pagan-large-temple
pagan-white-temple-black-sky
pagan-amidst-jungle
pagan-golden-buddha-long-ears
pagan-white-pagoda
pagan-pink-flower
paga-lying-buddha-face
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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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