Posted in photos, travel on 11/14/2009 10:22 am by CeD
The Bagan Archaeological Zone is the formal name used to designate the historic region of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan. It has been suggested that perhaps over 13,000 temples, pagodas and other religious structures originally were built in this 26 sq. mile (42 sq. k.) area during the height of the kingdom between the 11th and 13th centuries. The region clearly stands with Angkor and Borobudur among the most significant archeological sites of Southeast Asia and indeed of the world. It has recently (2002) been nominated for World Heritage Site status.
Sunset in Bagan, on top of Buledi temple
Posted in photos, travel on 11/14/2009 10:03 am by CeD
This temple is located at the western end of Inle Lake reached by a boat ride through a long channel. This river channel is too shallow to use later on in the dry season and even now it was difficult to use a longtail boat with motor. On the way we watched farmers cultivating their produce and even more leg-rowers.
Shwe Intaing Pagoda is an 800-year old pagoda reached by a long walkway covered by a roof held up by 400 wooden columns.
This is called “hti”, the top of the pagoda :
Wandering around the ruins of stupas
Posted in photos, travel on 11/08/2009 11:28 am by CeD
set at 900m high, Inle lake is a wonderful place to enjoy fresh air, nice people and wonderful views.
Boat Parking on the lake
Cute little girl watching the procession
among the hundreds of boats attending the procession
proud young and strong rowers
watching each others
waving at young monks
Posted in photos, travel on 11/08/2009 10:46 am by CeD
Stone carving street
silversmith at work, around Sagaing Hill
taxi, local style!