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Fond en 849 par la runion de 19 villages, ce site d'ampleur comparable celui d' Angkor au Cambodge est l'ancienne capitale du royaume de Pagan, dtruit par les Mongols en 1287. Des centaines de pagodes et stpas de brique stuque s'tendent perte de vue dans la plaine, sur la rive orientale de l'Irrawaddy. La ville comptait autrefois 13000 pagodes remontant jusqu'au IIe sicle aprs J.-C., dont beaucoup taient construites en briques recouvertes d'enduit et peintes. Les tremblements de terre et le fleuve Ayeyarwady en ont dtruit plus de 10000.

Un point de vue depuis la pagode Shwe San Daw


Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day, after the destruction by several earthquakes.

A view from Shwe San Daw pagoda

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Additional Photos by Patrick HUBERT (yquem46) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1892 W: 5 N: 4842] (38752)
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