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Myanmar, the secret old town of Bagan
I ask two things every times I see someone who has travelled well. Usually I get a multitude of responses, as you can conceive, but lately I have learned a great deal about Bagan, Myanmar. I hadn' t really heared much about Bagan before I began researching it.
It turned out that the city is somehow unbelievable & I thought you all deserved a little glimpse of it. Bagan, formerly Pagan, is an ancient city in the Mandalay Division of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Bagan remains occupy an area of 16 sq m. Most of the houses were constructed between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, while Bagan was the capitol of the First Burmese Empire.
It is still not clear what exactly occurred, but many believe it was because the Mongols entered the city. Bagan River is made up of ancient pagodas and ancient churches, all of which are UNESCO-sponsored. The old city is like nothing else in the whole wide underworld. Though the exploration of the temple itself would be an integral part of the journey, many visitors decide to visit the ancient city in a warm aerial ballon even at noon.
Bagan's ballooning period lasts from the beginning of October to the end of March. Ballons over Bagan's 45-minute classical ride start at $400 per passenger. Did you ever travel to Bagan or have you ever known it?
Ancient Pyu Towns
About The Pyu City States were a collection of city expressions that prevailed in what is now Upper Burma (Myanmar) from about 2nd c. BC to about mid-11th c. BC. City-states were founded by the Tibeto-Burmese Pyu people as part of the southern resettlement of which the earliest inhabitants of Burma are known.
Thousand-year timeframes, often referred to as pyu a thousand years, linked the Bronze Age with the beginning of the states' tradition of the pagan kingdom's development in the latter nineth centuries. City-states - five remarkable fortified townships and a few smaller cities were excavated - were located in the three primarily irrigated areas of Upper Burma: the Mu River Valley, the Kyaukse Field and the Minbu River Basin around the confluence of the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers.
Halin, founded in the first AD on the north outskirts of Upper Burma, was the largest and most compelling city until it was replaced around the 7th or 8th centuries by Sri Ksetra (near today's Pyay) on the south outskirts. Double the size of Halin, Sri Ksetra was the largest and most convincing Pyu-Center.
Pyu civilization was strongly influenced by the occupation with India and brought in Buddhism and other additional societal, compositional as well as policy issues that would have a lasting influence on Burma's civilization and government. Thousand-year-old civilization collapsed in the 9th centuries when the city-states were destroyed by rehabilitated invaders from the kingdom of Nanzhao.
In the following three hundred years the Pyu colonies remained in Upper Burma, but the Pyu were gradually incorporated into the expanding pagan kingdom. Pyu dialects continued to exist until the end of the 12th c.. In the 13th c., the Pyu had adopted Burmese people. Only the urban areas of Halin, Beikthano and Sri Ksetra are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where alternative sites can include the potential for nominations for augmentation.
Given the limited archaeological evidence, it is found that the most timely communities in Burma arrived on schedule as late as 11,000 BC, mostly in the central arid area near the Irrawaddy. Around 500 BC the media colonies increased in a region just South of what is now Mandalay.
Archaeological evidence in the Samon River Valley just to the south of Mandalay suggests paddy estates that were traded with China between 500 BC and 200 AD. In the second millennium B.C., the Tibeto-Burmese Pyu of today's Yunnan began to invade the Irrawaddy River Valley via the Tapain and Shweli Rivers. Pyu, Burma's most timely leaseholders, of whom the notes survived, went ahead to build colonies across the entire field area, focused on the confluence of the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers, which had been obsessed since the Palaeolithic.
Pyu Domaine was longer than broad and extended from Sri Ksetra in the southern to Halin in the northern part, Binnaka and Maingmaw in the eastern part and probably Ayadawkye in the western part. There are 18 Pyu states on the Tang Line, nine of which are surrounded by walls and comprise 298 wards. Archaeological surveys have 12 built-up areas, five of which are extensive built-up townships, and some smaller, unreinforced villages located in or near the three most compelling flooded areas of pre-colonial Burma: the Mu River Valley in the northern part, the Kyaukse Field in its northern part and the Minbu Area in the southern and western part of the two preceding ones.
These statetlets all indicated the rise of the "established kingdoms" of Southeast Asia in the second millennium AD. The most developed city location to date is Beijing (Burmese: ???? in the submerged Minbu area ( "Taungdwingyi") with immediate acces to the all around irrigated Kyaukse field in the northwest.
The other parts - textures, pottery, antique rare pieces and man-made frames - date from 200 B.C. to 100 A.D.. The city, called after the Hindu god Vishnu, could be the city' s social and perhaps even political state. As most subsequent municipal municipalities, the basic passage of the partitions led to the King's palace facing eastward.
The stupas and ecclesiastical buildings were also exposed within the city districts. With a width of 2.5 km and an area of 222 ha, Maingmaw is one of the largest ancient city areas on the entire Kyauke area. A hovering flight within a place suggests a star which shows a point of views of the heavens from the point of views of the sundowners. Mandalay from the 19th cen.
On the right, a 19th c. shrine named Nandawya Paya, probably built on the remains of an ancient shrine. It is crossed by a river that is considered modern for the city, but no logic date has confirmed it. Many of the old rare items, such as medallions and funeral burns, cannot be distinguished from those that Beikthano and Binnaka found.
The structure of its blocks was similar to that of Beikthano and other Pyu-destination. In addition, unmistakeable pieces of pure white coinage, which cannot be distinguished from those in Beikthano and Binnaka, stony forms for casting ornamental blossoms of white and white flowers, a bracelet of white and a bracelet of white and white in combination with a pyu on it, and burial fountains that are undistinguishable in every respect from those that Beikthano and Binnaka have discover.
Maingmaw and Binnaka may have been contemporaries of Beikthano. Those reports, which by no means say Beikthano, say the two, but not particularly as Pyu-towns. Binnaka's guide was responsible for the case of Tagaung, the city characterised by the stories as the first home of Burma's forefathers.
Until about the 19th c. Binnaka was manned, as a seat of the Konbaung dynasty shows. The most northerly Pyu city to date is Halin or Halingyi (????????????, located in Mu River Basin, one of the largest submerged places in pre-colonial Burma. It was a square city, but with curved edges and crenellations.
With 664 hectare the city was about twice as big as Beikthano. There was a moat or ditch leading through the city. It was this contour of the city that influenced the design of the later Burma city areas and the Thai city of Sukhothai. The number of doorways and their layout was also found in major Burma capital cities, for example in the pagan capital cities of the 11th and 19th centuries.
It was also designed in other modern municipalities, such as Maingmaw and Beikthano in the Pyu Domaine and Danyawaddy and Wethali in Arakan and later in city areas, such as Sukhothai, which evolved over a thousand years later. Fundamental visits of shrines in Halin show that the city' s shrine layout has influenced the shrines of the 11th to 13th centuries in Pagan.
Ancient exhumation suggests that Halin's Pyu is the most timely typeface in the Pyu world. Engraving on Sri Ksetra shows a later shape of a similar typeface. Famous for the production of salts, an extremely valuable object in the first thousand years, Halin was replaced by Sri Ksetra as the main state of the city of Pyu around the 7th cent.
According to China notes, Halin stayed a Pyu focal point until the 9th century, when the Pyu estate went under rehashed attacks from the Nanzhao kingdom. According to China's record, the city was destroyed by the Nanzhao Wars in 832 AD, taking 3000 of its inhabitants with them. However, carbon radiological dating reveals man's actions until about 870 AD, almost four centuries after the city's uncovered bag.
Situated 8 km south-east of Prome (Pyay) in today's city of Hmawza, Sri Ksetra or Thaye Khittaya (?????????????"Field of Fortune" or "Field of Glory" was the last and most southerly capitol of Pyu. Founded between the fifth and 7th millennia, the city probably overpowered Halin as the Pyu capitol as early as the 7th or 8th millennia and had this statute until the Mranma arrived in the 9th millennium.
There were no less than two and maybe three routes in the city. 2 ] The second line was set up by King Duttabaung on March 25, 739 (eleventh growth of Tagu 101 ME). Pyu-Site Sri Ksetra is the largest Pyu site found so far. Only Beikthano and Sri Ksetra were largely exphumed.
There are other Pyu municipalities such as Maingmaw and Binnaka that could produce more relicts with wider excavations. This was a larger area than that of the pagan or Mandalay of the 11th cent. The traffic circle at a glance, Sri Ksetra was more than 13 km around and three to four km above, or about 1400 ha of the affected area.
There are also bends, e.g. in Halin and Beikthano. At the centre of the city was what most explorers consider the square fortress, 518 by 343 metres, which, as in Maingmaw, symbolizes both a mantala and a tsata (horoscope). Only the south of the city was occupied by the king's palace, faith groups and homes; the entire north half consisted of paddy paddies.
This, together with the canals and partitions, ensured that the city could resist a long enemy outbreak. It was an important gateway between China and India. Sril Ksetra has produced the broadest of Theravada Buddhist sojourns. Sacred craftsmanship suggests some special professions coming from southeast India and later southwest India, while the effects of the 9th centuries include those of the Kingdom of Nanzhao.
Much of the Pyu state's recorded work in China was made by Sri Ksetra. Xuanzang in 648 and Xijing in 675 said Sri Ksetra in their notes of the Southeast Asian buddhistic empires. Tang stories say the landings in the yard of a Pyu headquarters in 801 year of construction: n.a. direction DIRECTIONS: local_phone n.a. direction n.a. direction n.a. direction n.a. direction n.a. direction bus direction n.
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