Sunset over Bagan ~ Myanmar (Burma)

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    Bagan was the ancient capital of several ancient kingdoms in Burma and is located on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River. The ruins of Bagan cover an area of 42 square km. The majority of its buildings were built in the 11th century to 13th century. It is estimated that as many as 13,000 temples and stupas once stood on this 42 square km plain in central Myanmar, and Marco Polo once described Bagan as a "gilded city alive with tinkling bells and the swishing sounds of monks' robes". Approximately 2,200 remain today, in various states of disrepair.

    This was the most intense sunset I've ever seen. I excluded the sun from this photo and that resulted in quite a mystical mood with the rich warm tones.

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    luismaureenkelsey, edpuskas, and 45 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ericliuge 40 months ago | reply

      It is beautiful.

    2. edpuskas 40 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture, well done!

    3. benlarhome 40 months ago | reply

      Instant fave!
      Seen in 1-2-3 Landscapes

    4. Martin Mastelak 40 months ago | reply

      Ajajaaaaj, ruka hore, sánka dole

    5. ibenick 40 months ago | reply

      beautiful!

    6. Tom and Pam 40 months ago | reply

      Love the skyline!

    7. Sam Antonio Photography 40 months ago | reply

      Very expressive mood! Added as a favorite.

    8. kimberlyrenee photography 38 months ago | reply

      Ooooooooooooooh! This takes my breath away! Lovely! ♥

    9. prevention_web 27 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous photo! It really helps us depict the sentiment of the new UN resident and humanitarian coordinator seeing a "window of opportunity" in Myanmar to support socio-economic progress in today's story on PreventionWeb: preventionweb.net/go/25013

      Thanks for making it available via creative commons. We've added your photo credit, link and creative commons license in the photo rollover. Thanks for sharing!

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