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Sights in Myanmar - Overview of all sights
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Most important sights in Myanmar
Rangoon's origins go back many hundreds of years, building on the site of the Mon town of Dagon, which was established two thousand years ago and is located along the Rangoon River and is one of the country's most important harbours. This small fishermen's hamlet was called Yangon (end of the war) by King Alaungpaya after his capture of the kingdom of Pegu in 1757 and was re-named Rangoon by the Brits in 1886 when Burma was invaded.
Situated 99 metres above the sacred Thainguttara Hill, Shwedagon is the highest emblem of the Myanmar people's dedication to Buddha and preserves eight of the Buddha's hair in a treasury beneath its pedestal. Approximately 60 tonnes of pure golden are to decorate the cloakroom.
Its best-known is the Bogyoke Aung San Market, erected in 1926 by city commissioner Gavin Scott. It' also a good place for visitors to find Myanmar craft. Lake Kandawgyi is a quiet haven, you can hike over a wood deck with a stunning panorama of the Shwedagon.
It is also home to a regal cargo boat modelled on the caraveik, Sanskrit for Garuda, the mythical mountain of birds of the Hindu god Vishnu. Mandalay, the second biggest town, is regarded as the culture of Myanmar. Established in 1857 by King Mindom, Mandalay succeeded Amarapura as its capitol a year later.
It has a great historic importance with monuments such as the Royal Palace and the Mahamuniagoda. Mandalay has developed into an economical centre with easy accessibility on the Irrawaddy and near China. This is one of the most important swedagon and kyaiktiyo pagods of King Bodawpaya in 1794.
Mandalay's Royal Palazzo is another important landmark. The church was erected in 1897 by King Mindom. Located in the center of Mandalay on an area of 4 km2, it witnesses the last years of the Burmese kingdom. During the Second World War, the building was burned down and reconstructed using state-of-the-art materials instead of the original teak timber.
This is a large bricked-in ensemble erected by King Mindon. The Mandalay Hill provides a magnificent panorama of the town, the Irrawaddy, Mingun and the Lagoon Hill of Legaing. It is situated on the west shore of the Ayeyarwaddy at about 7 km from Mandalay. Boating to Mingun is a nice way to see the bustling riverside world.
You can see the solid remains of the Mantara Gyi pit, also known as the Mingun pit, from far away when you cross the Irrawaddy. Constructed by King Bodawpaya as the largest pitot in the worid, it was initially intended to be 150 metres long. It' possible to ascend to the top and admire a beautiful panorama over the Irrawaddy and Mandalay.
The 90 -ton Mingun Bowl was poured in 1808 in bronze and after its completion the Mingun Bowl was put to death to prevent him from replicating anything similar. This imposing sideboard was made in 1816 by King Bagyidaw, a grandchild of Bodawpaya, in remembrance of his favourite one. Its extraordinary architectural style is based on the Sulamani Puagoda on the mythic Meru Mountain, the center of the Buddhist-Hindu world.
For over 400 years, the city of the Burmese kingdom. Established in 1364 by Shan Prince Thadominbya on an artificial islet between the Irrawaddy and Myint Nge River, Amarapura on several occasions ceased to be the King's capitol before becoming the capitol in 1841. Because of the 1838 quake, only a few of the king's palaces remain.
In 1783 King Bodawpaya ruled that Amarapura should become the capitol of the Myanmar kingdom, but his followers rebuilt Ava as the capitol before they returned the government headquarters to Amarapura in 1841. Eventually, King Mindom made Mandalay the last capitol of Burma's monarchs in 1857. The 1.2-kilometer long viaduct connecting the town of Taungthaman across the river is the longest wooden deck in the canyon.
In 1847 King Bagan used the Ananda Temple in Bagan to build the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda over the viaduct to the town of Taungthaman. Entranceways are adorned with pictures of animal kingdoms and everyday Burma scenery. Tagaing is the main city of the region of Tagaing in Myanmar.
Situated on the opposite shore of the Ayeyarwady riverbank, 20 km south-west of Mandalay, with its many buddhistic abbeys, it is an important centre of religion and cloisters. Soon U Ponya Shin Pagode, the main part of the park, is linked by a series of roofed stairs leading up the 240 metre high hills.
Legaing was the capitol of the kingdom of Legaing (1315-1364), one of the small empires that emerged after the downfall of the pagan family. Between 1760 and 1763, under King Naungdawgyi, the town briefly became the king's capitol. Situated on the highest elevation of the village of Sagaing, it offers a panorama of Irrawaddy, the Inwa Bridge and Mandalay in the distant area.
Situated 10 km from Sagaing. It is a giant cupola 46 meters (151 feet) in the form of a perfectly hemispherical sphere, modelled on the Mahaceti pit in Ceylon. Known as Rajamanisula, the Rajamanisula was constructed to remember Inwa's founding as Myanmar's imperial city.
At the foot of the podium there are 1.5 metre high columns of stones. There is nowhere else in the whole wide globe a similar concentration of sacral monuments that make Bagan, together with the temple ensemble of Angkor Wat, one of the most archaeological and culturally rich places in Southeast Asia.
The majority of the Bagan sanctuaries were constructed in the eleventh and thirteenth centuries; they were instituted under King Anawratha when he took the seat of the king in 1044. In the twelfth and eighteenth centuries Bagan became a mighty empire with a total of half a million inhabitants. Undermined by the number of construction plans, the empire could not resist the Shan and Mongol invasions, Bagan surrendered in 1287.
Shwezigon Paya is one of the most important worship facilities in Bagan and Myanmar on the outskirts of the main local city of Nyaung Oo. This was used as a prototypical model for many later stupa that were constructed all over Myanmar. His early creator, King Anawrahta (1044-1077), who in the mid-11th centuries transformed into Theravada Buddhism, had a deep impact on Bagan's spiritual and cultured lives and was the first of the great constructors of Bagan.
Anawrahta' s relic cabinet was finished by King Kyanzittha (1084-1113), Anawrahta's likely descendant, between 1086 and 1090 after Anawrahta's deaths in 1077. Ananda Patho or Paya is still one of the most attractive and attractive in the Bagan architectural area. It was finished during the rule of King Kyanzittha (1084-1113).
One of the most popular festivals that took place during the Payatho period in December/January to collect funds for the maintenance of the shrine is the Anandaagodas. Bringing together tens of thousand of people from all parts of Myanmar, it is about 50 kilometres from Bagan. The second biggest in Myanmar, Inle is 22 km long and 11 km broad and is in Shan State.
It is one of the wonders not to be missed when you visit Myanmar. Approximately 100,000 Intha live on the water, their name means verbatim "sons of the lake". From Mandalay and Bagan visit sites and shrines, Inle Lake is a quiet haven to explore. Burma has a large coastline to the west and the Bay of Bengal to the south in the Adaman sea.
While in Ngapali for a few nights is a great way to end a culture trip through Myanmar and enjoy an unspoilt area.