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Enlightenment through the shadows

The temples of Bagan is quite possibly one of the most amazing archeological sites in the world. There are over 4400 temples that remain and one can spend weeks exploring them.

 

Bagan, formerly Pagan, is an ancient city in Burma. Formally titled Arimaddanapura or Arimaddana (the City of the Enemy Crusher) and also known as Tambadipa (the Land of Copper) or Tassadessa (the Parched Land), it was the capital of several ancient kingdoms in Burma. The ruins of Bagan cover an area of 16 square miles (41 km2). The majority of its buildings were built in the 11th century to 13th century, during the time Bagan was the capital of the First Burmese Empire.

 

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Bagan, Myanmar

2011

 

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Taken on July 12, 2011