On the way to the reverse side of the earth earth the fiery ball of the solar is exploding in a firework of all colors of pink, yellow and in-amongst whilst it - mirrored by the water surface of the mighty Ayeyawaddy River - slowly sets and, lastly, vanishes driving the Yoma mountain selection that separates central Burma from the coastal locations of west Burma stretching along the Gulf of Bengal. Shortly just before the fireball leaves me and countless numbers of pagodas and temples enveloped in the dark of the night the solar is painting crimson to pinkish streaks on the more and more dark bluish and black sky. This is the instant when a myriad of stars start to blink at the firmament and the spectacle of one of the gorgeous Bagan sunsets of which I was privileged to enjoy a lot more than thousand is above. Night time has fallen more than me and my beloved Bagan the previous Pagan, funds of the after mighty kingdom of Pagan (tailormade myanmar holiday)
Yes, Bagan is lovely and has a appeal all its very own but it is significantly more than what satisfies the eye. The tale of Bagan is the story of a kingdom increasing from a minor more than village size to about 70 p.c of the size of current day's Burma/Myanmar. It is the tale of 55 Bagan kings, of myths and legends, of nats and nagas, of wars, of political intrigues, of lies, betrayal and murder, of Naga cult, Ari Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism.
It is also the story of the slide from a relatively little but bustling and wealthy royal funds to a silent, dusty location with the austere attraction of a semi-desert in Burma's dry zone. Nowadays no one particular would communicate about it any more if it had been not for Theravada Buddhism and the magnificent temples and pagodas the arid Bagan plains are dotted with. These according to the Bagan Inventory of Monuments (which does not consist of all historic spiritual structures) 2.162 pagodas and temples of formerly some thirteen.000 are still supplying valid and vivid testimony to Pagan's 'Golden Era' (private myanmar trip)
when the city became identified as 'The Town of 4 Million Pagodas'. Thousands of religious monuments were built during the reigns of Pagan's finest kings king Anawrahta (son of Phyu king Kunhsaw Kyaunghpyu), and king Kyanzittha (son of king Anawrahta) alone.