Historical places in MyanmarPlaces of historical interest in Myanmar
Historic monuments in Myanmar
It is the prototypical version of the Burma style model, with a gold-plated bell-shaped motif. Like the Shwedagon pit, but its dimensions are smaller. As in most Myanmar pilgrimages, the trip must be done barefooted. Yangon has two breathtaking couples, the first and the most popular is the Shwedagon coupe, while the other is the Botahtaung coupe.
There is a small square around the inside of the town. The square is empty and there is a popular square with the same name. Situated 240 metres above the town, Mandalay is on a hillside to the north-east, near the King's Palaces. For more than two hundred years now, Buddha people have been on pilgrimages to the Sutaungpyei Mountain Range, whose name means the fulfillment of their wish, which is not astonishing, because it is said that it fulfills all their wishes.
Arrived at Mingun Bridge in the Ayeyarwady River, and before you reach the convent, you will be confronted with this wonderful cloakroom. They' re playing on the different levels of the pit. Constructed for Princess Hsinbyume, it is also known as the Hsinbyume Cave. This small convent near the small town of Taung Be was one of the first places we went.
It' a thirteenth c. house where you can see some nice wood sculptures. This is a spellbinding cavern in Hpa An, in the state of Kayin, south-east of Myanmar. It is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most memorable and unforgettable adventures in the area. It is a marvellous view of Mawlamyine.
700-foot long and 100 metres high, the bridge rises above the ravine where it was constructed in 1901.
Myanmar's places of worship and historical sights point to its past.
As I was approaching the cab rank in front of Yangon International Airport, after recently arrived for the first in Myanmar, I asked the young companion for a 1 metre long one. Sadly, the crowds of overseas visitors - about one million in 2012 and expected to doubling this year - could undermine the very things that make the land that used to be known as Burma so attractive.
The Myanmar authorities are getting ready to buy the centuries-old High Court and Police Commissioner Office in Downtown Yangon and resell it to a syndicate of locals and China business people who want to turn it into a hospital. It is a large building in reddish brickwork with a towering bell-tube, adjoining the obelisks of the monument of liberation, which reminds of the country's sovereignty over the colonies of Britain in 1948.
For many years, it has been kept in isolation by means of transnational financial measures and a corruption-ridden reigning army junt. However, with tens of thousands of tourists pushing into the countryside, the impulse for more accommodation is too great to restrain oneself. A lot of Myanmar citizens are lucky to track a ram - one of them is about 880 Myanmar Kieats or so.
It' a few short getaways from the former Yangon to Mandalay`s famous vastness of antique temple and stupa. Most men in the capitol even wore long old dresses for over 20 years.
The Yangon is home to the country's most sacred Buddhist site, the Shwedagon pit. Seated on a mound, the panorama is viewable from many parts of the town, especially at noon. It is time for your stay in Shwedagon in the evening to be there after sunset. Walking around the stupa barefoot - no boots are permitted in this or any other Myanmar couch - Saw told the eight animals that circle the stupas.
They each represent one of the days of the weeks, Wednesday being divided into Wednesday and Wednesday in accordance with a mixture of Buddhist and Hindu astronomy that is specific to Myanmar. One of Shwedagon's outstanding features is his bells. They are surrounded by pictures showing policemen who plundered them from the marshes in the 1820'. The natives picked it up later and brought it back to the cloakroom.
From Shwedagon, a brief stroll takes you to the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, the biggest Buddha in the Shire. To take a look at Myanmar around 1900, visit the Bogyoke Aung San Museum in the north of the town. It is the former home of General Aung San, who is regarded as the founding father of contemporary Myanmar, as an important contribution to the country's aspirations for sovereignty over Britain.
A few years ago, when the regime returned to civil power, the regime hugged its leader once again. The two-storey building, constructed in 1921, catches the collonial atmosphere of that period with high vaulted roofs that relieve the dismal tropic heats. Aung San travelled to Japan in 1940 to look for the support of this land in achieving British sovereignty.
and weapons. Mr. Aung assisted in founding the Burma Independent Army, which worked with the Japan during the occupation of Burma in 1942 during the Second World War. However, in 1943 he met with the Allies in secret after it became clear that Japan would not give the nation an independent status.
In January 1947, Aung San was negotiating the conditions for Burma's liberation from Britain. Yangon's lying Buddha is the biggest in Myanmar, eclipsing the believers who are bowing to him.