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    While the kingdoms of Bagan date back to the early 2nd century A.D., Bagan only entered its golden age with the conquest of Thaton by King Anawrahta in 1057 A.D. From this time, until Bagan was overrun by Kublai Khan's forces in 1287 A.D., more than 13,000 temples, pagodas and other religious structures were built. The river Irrawaddy has washed away nearly one-third of the original city area, thieves have torn apart many temples in search of treasures, while earthquakes and the ravages of time have reduced hundreds of others to great piles of crumbled stones. Today, seven centuries later, the Myanmar Archeology Department recorded 2217 temples standing and Bagan is one of the most impressive archeological site in Asia.

    Here slightly after sunrise.

    Mysterygirl~x, Yu^2, jerikojosh, and 42 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Tod Polson 86 months ago | reply

      wonderful pattern and color... always wanted to visit... never had the opportunity.

    2. jerikojosh 85 months ago | reply

      This is such a gorgeous photo...and thank you for the background information. After spending three weeks in Angkor Wat, I have a special appreciation of SE Asian temples. And, now I have a new destination on the map to fuel my passion for travel. Thank you!!!

    3. foturist 79 months ago | reply

      This photo has been used in the article about Bagan at community.livejournal.com/foturist_ru/69237.html
      Thank you for sharing!
      We are also pleased to invite you to our Foturist group at Flickr.

    4. Fred Alix 77 months ago | reply

      spectacular beauty

    5. The_Circumference 69 months ago | reply

      Hello!

      Just wanted to let you know that your photo has been featured
      in a travel article on The Circumference with a link back.

      You can view the article here:
      www.thecircumference.org/experiences/bagan
      Thanks for sharing your fantastic photo!

      - The Circumference

    6. maticallone 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 101 Lugares Increíbles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. themoonmachine 67 months ago | reply

      Hi!

      Your photo has been featured in a photo essay on Matador Network! A photo credit & link back to your photo stream has been provided.

      You can view the article here:
      matadortrips.com/photo-essay-12-lesser-known-ruins-of-the...

      Thanks so much for sharing your great work!

      Sarah

    8. Nay Yaung 48 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Shot! You have been invited to join "Flickr Myanmar" group.

    9. photomozaic 41 months ago | reply

      Beautiful sight.

    10. RumpledElf 37 months ago | reply

      Hi, I used this photo too: photographicdictionary.com/t/temple

      Thanks for sharing with a CC license!

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