Landmarks in MyanmarSights in Myanmar
Burma's most interesting miracles
The following are Burma's most astonishing nature and culture relics. Anisaakan Falls (Dat Taw Gyaik Falls) - Mandalay Region. Beautiful 320 metre high cascade with several stairs and spectecular tuff forms. About 460 meters high cascade of 9 large waterfalls. Much of Burma's cave is used as Buddha shrine and decorated with Buddha sculptures - so they are both nature and culture heritages.
Astonishing cavern shrine from the seventh c. A.D., decorated with thousand of Buddha pictures, made of terra cotta and stuccoed on the wall. The longest known caves in Burma, 1770 metres long. Situated at the entry is the Buddha school. Mugok ruby and sapphirmines - Mandalay region. The riverbeds around the town of Mogok contain some of the best Ruby and SAPHIRES in the whole wide range, as well as about 60 other precious stones - among them such fine rare stones as Taafite, Sinhalit, Johachidolith and others.
Pyite Pain Mine - Mandalay area. Anglo-Bagan Sanctuary - Mandalay area. It is an old town with 2217 shrines (initially more than 5000), mainly constructed in the ninth to eleventh century, once the most important centres of Buddhism in the area. Mandalay area. Rakhine, capitol of the Rakhine Empire in the years 1430 - 1785.
Legaing Tempelstadt - Legaing Region. The former capitol of the Kingdom of Saraghash in the years 1315 - 1364, Burma's regal capitol in the years 1760 - 1763. There are many coupons in the town. Bago Region, Sri Ksetra (Thaye Khittaya, Tharay-Khit-taya). It was the biggest Pyu town, bigger than Bagan and Mandalay. The town was surrounded by 13 km long, 4.5 metre high brickwork fortifications.
This is a small hamlet in Stelzen above Lake Inle. It is possible to go on this place by ferry, there are also footpaths. Cloister of Bagaya Kyaung - Mandalay Region. The cloister was constructed in 1838 from black wood. Convent Ohn Don - Magway Region. Nice convent building, constructed in 1742 A.D.
The Mandalay region of Popa Taung Kalat. Sell cloister - Magway region. It is a well-preserved wooden convent with excellent wooden carvings. Abbey of Shwenandaw - Mandalay region. The cloister was constructed in the nineteenth c... This is the only surviving historic edifice in the Mandalay Palace area. Temple of Ananda - Bagan, Mandalay region.
It is a well conserved 51 metre high Buddhistic shrine, constructed in 1005. The architectural style of the city is a mixture of Mon and India. Boavbavgyi region. This 47 metre high Pyu civilization constructed this 47 metre high model of the original Myanmar style model prior to the A. D. 11. centr.
Duammayangyi Temples - Mandalay Region, Bagan. Solid sanctuary, the biggest in Bagan. Constructed in the end of the twelfth c.. Gawdaw Palin Tempel - Mandalay Region, Bagan. Huge sanctuary, the second highest in Bagan. The Hsinbyume region of Mandalay. Nice, bright and bright ivory marquee, manufactured 1816. It is an extraordinary cloakroom with seven concentrical patios.
The Kuthodaw Lagoda - Mandalay region. The Kyaiktiyo Mon State Page. On a huge, gold-clad rock, this small pit is on the brink of a rock. The Mahamuni region of Mandalay. It is one of the holiest places in Burma and was constructed in 1785 and reconstructed at the end of the nineteenth centuary.
Mandalay region of Mingun Pahtodawgyi (Mantalagyi Stupa, Incomplete Stupa). The plan was to construct a 150 metre high shrine, but it was deliberately not completed because of superstitions. Philowintaung - Sagaing Region. Rakhine State. Great and much venerated sanctuary, erected 1535 - 1536. Surrounding the amphitheatre is a labyrinth of passages bordered by numerous relief sculptures of sacred matter.
Yangon region. Gold plated and 98 metres high, this stupa is decorated with richly jewelled. It' the holiest of pagodas in Burma. Originally constructed, renovated and expanded in the sixth quarter, it is one of the most spectacular architectural landmarks in the canyon. Sahhmokhtaw Paya - Ayeyarwady region. A very old dilapidated marble tomb, first constructed in 305 BC.
Modified several time, now 47 metres high. Myint Shwe To Kachin State Puagoda. The gold-plated marquee was constructed in Lake Indawgyi and is reachable via a long pedestrian bridge. Zhwesandaw Lagoda - Bago Region. This is one of the most important Buddhistic places of worship in Burma, gold plated, 99 metre high cloister. Year of manufacture 1057.
The Shwezigon Lagoon - Bagan, Mandalay region. Gilt plated marble one of the prototype of Burma's marble. Yangon region. Allegedly more than 2,500-year-old, gold-plated coupé. Centrally located in the town. The Sagaing Region. A very artistic silhouette reminiscent of Borobudur in Indonesia. Constructed in 1303, reconstructed in 1939, contains more than 500,000 pictures of Buddha.
Bagan, Mandalay region. It is the highest of the temples in Bagan, 61 meters high. Constructed in the mid twelfth cen. Layoutkyun Setkyar - Sagaing Region. Year of construction 1996 - 2008. Zhwethalyaung Buddha - Bago region. Huge statue of a lying Buddha, 55 metres long and 16 metres high.
This Buddha is thought to have been re-discovered in 1880 and was erected in 994 AD. A very imposing railroad bridge, constructed in 1900 over a canyon. Pedestrian bridge U Bein - Mandalay region. Constructed in the early nineteenth c. from undesirable treak from a disassembled building. Popa Mountain - Mandalay region. A lot of natives believe that the most mighty Nat in Burma are living here and therefore it is an important Nat service centre.
The Tamanthi Woods of were-tigers - Legaing Region. The Mandalay Palast - Mandalay Region. Burma's last imperial residence, constructed between 1857 and 1859. Eighty-six meter high partitions. Mingon Bell - Mandalay region. Burma Supreme Court - Yangon region. Large, artistic neo-baroque edifice, constructed 1905 - 1911. Spare card - please hold.....
Burma (Myanmar) is a beautiful, very varied land with a wealth of culture and heritages. There are many little-known sights that are inaccessible to general visitors and - perhaps - not yet explored, but some of them, better known, are among the most amazing sights in the underworld.
Burma's highpoints are:: This astonishing structure - very high, often gilded, bell-shaped structure with towers - is a Burmese architectonic "speciality". The Kuthodaw Pagoda - the world' s biggest pagoda books, the Shwedagon Pagoda, the 114 metre high Shwemawdaw Pagoda are astonishing. Historic towns. Burma's capital towns were large towns with imposing fortresses, castles and innumerable churches.
These deserted towns like Bagan and Mrauk U have a singular ?skyline? thanks to a large number of churches. The best jewels and Sapphire in the whole wide range can be found in Burma, where you can find beautiful spinel, Java, amber and many very uncommon gems. Popa Taung Kalat is one of the holiest places in Burma - an unbelievable convent on the top of the rock.
Burma, also known as Myanmar, has attracted adventure-seekers since opening up to tourism after centuries of abandonment and overcrowding. So what do we really know about Burma and its story?