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Photographer Dimitar Karanikolov in 2016 travelled to Myanmar and took breath-taking aerial photos of Bagan, Yangon and Mandalay.
Myanmar's most incredible temples and pagodas to be visited.
Undoubtedly the most breathtaking in Yangon is the Shwedagon Pongo. Buddhist Pongo's terrain consists of several hundred tall statues and statues. Kandawgyi Park on the other side of the pond is one of the best places to take pictures of the Pongo, where the visitor can sit on the timber bridges and see the setting sun on its gold back.
Admission to the Pongo costs 8,000 kyats. One of the most monumental of all the Bagan town' s Buddha temples, the Shwesandaw Pongo, consisting of five patios, is almost 100 metres high. It was found in Old Bagan and built in 1057 by King Anawrahta.
Admission to the Bagan Archaeological Zone is 25,000 kyats, but this allows the visitor to enter the old and new Bagan for five full day from the date of inscription. It took about 250 years for the thousand temples and temples in Bagan to build. The Ananda Temple, one of the biggest and oldest temples in the whole town, is one of the most spectacular of them all.
Unfortunately, past quakes have abandoned the sanctuary after several large restoration works and ruined the temple's gold tower, but the sanctuary is still breathtaking. It was built by King Kyanzittha and its building was mainly inspired by the Mon. Surrounded by a landscaped ancient Greeks crucifix, the area of the main building is a great place for the visitor to see the four gold Buddhas inside the building.
The Sule Pagoda is situated in the centre of the historical Yangon and is said to be about 2,000 years old. One of the first buildings to keep an eye on the visitor as he approaches the town, the pointed shape shines under the sun at noon and glows in the darkness. Reconstructed in the 1880s, it is about 48 metres high.
It is now located in the centre of the round-about on Sule and Mahabandoola Road, with a constant stream of cars around it. The admission charge is 3,000 kyats. The Hsinbyume Pongo lies on the west shore of the Irrawaddy River. There is no better place to be than this page, which can be found in the area Sagaing in Mingun.
In 1816 it was erected under the rule of King Bagyidaw from the Konbaung family. Admission to the Pongo is free. The Shwezigon Pongo is situated on the edge of Nyaung-U. Anawrahta, who was also the founding father of the Bagan empire.
However, the tower was finished by his boy, King Kyanzittha. Constructed in the twelfth centuries, the Thatbyinnyu is one of the most breathtaking temples in Bagan. This is the highest in Bagan and can be seen from anywhere in the town as it is 61 metres high.
Tap your ankles on the sanctuary to see for yourself. Hammayangyi is one of the biggest and probably the broadest temples in Bagan. Constructed in the twelfth centuries under the rule of King Narathu, who apparently constructed the sanctuary to compensate for the many horrors he perpetrated during his life, including the assassination of three of his relatives.
It has a cruel past as the visitor can see small furrows on the outside of the building where the worker's finger and limb seem to have been removed when their work was not satisfying. The building of the Dhammayangyi Monastery was stopped after the murder of King Narathu, and some believe that the building has poor structures.
For this reason it was never selected to have large restoration projects compared to the other large temples and temples in Bagan. A series of Buddha paintings and complicated plaster works are housed in the Buddha School.