Category: Myanmar

Thousands of Buddhist temples filled this sacred skyline; Julius Purcell; National Geographic

Photo: Steve Allen Photo

Entering a golden age a thousand years ago, Myanmar’s Bagan empire was home to dazzling structures that attracted pilgrims for centuries.

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Love of heritage: Bagan | Myanmar’s city of a thousand pagodas; Kalpana Sunder; Money Control

Photo: Kalpana Sunder

Here’s a pagoda, there’s a pagoda. In Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are no walls or arrows telling you which way to go, but plenty of Buddhas, with serious to smiling visages, to keep you company amid the ruins and dirt roads of this ancient temple town.

Source: Love of heritage: Bagan | Myanmar’s city of a thousand pagodas