Friday, December 07, 2012

Bagan: Planet of 4000 Pagodas!

Click on Pic to enlarge The result of a Building Frenzy that began in the mid 1100's, following conversion to Theravada Buddhism. This lasted for roughly 200 years under a succession of rulers disposing of a steady and willing supply of skilled "Crafts People". Covering an area of 25 sq. miles, the sheer scale of the temple ruins is mind blowing and Beautiful! Droool... Feels like a gigantic abandoned Hollywood film set...CINEMASCOPE... Perched as I am high on a temple ledge I have the spectacle of Sunset all to myself, aaaaahhh... That is until that fast approaching dust cloud reveals itself to be a Tourist bus packed to the gills!

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