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