Pagan Myanmar

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Pagan Story, Myanmar (Burma) The Bagan is a flat land in the centre of Myanmar and covers an area of about 16 sq km on the eastern shore of the Ayeyarwaddy. Today's memorials, which are in all phases of decline, were built mainly from the eleventh to the thirteenth century AD, when Bagan was the headquarters of the Myanmar family. According to the traditions supported by the locals chronics, a long line of fifty-five kingdoms reigned over this realm during the twelve hundred years. Pyinbya was the architect of today's Bagan walls. Pyinbya was the thirty-fourth royal emperor of the empire, who moved the capitol of Tampawaddy, now Pwasato, in 874 AD.

Thaiktaing, the twelfth sovereign, constructed the latter, and there were two other capital cities, Thiripyitsaya', constructed by Thelegyaung, the seventh sovereign, and Paukkan, constructed by Thamudrit, the founding father of the nobility, in 108 A.D. But the true story of the nobility, as backed up by historical epigraphy, only begins with the rule of Anawrahta (1044-77 A.D.).

The Bagan got their letters, their religions and their writings from the cults. From this important date began the exceptional architectonic and art istical activities that in just over two hundred years have spanned the town and its surroundings with thousand of magnificent memorials of all shapes and sizes, the interior of which is mostly frescoed with unbelievable frescos.

Bagan-style buildings are light and breezy inside, with an impressive floor layout and altitude. At the end of the 13th millennium, the Bagan family experienced the decline. Reportedly, thousand of temple towers were plundered by the Invadors and Venetians and the Chinese fleeing kings disassembled a significant number of memorials to gather material for the construction of fortresses.

From then on, the great majority of sacred buildings have been abandoned to decline and destruction, and today we see no more than a hundred magnificent memorials that have attracted and preserved interest and have been preserved as places of cult since their founding. Click here for more information about the Bagan story to see the Bagan Magi.

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