On the way to the opposite aspect of the planet earth the fiery ball of the sunshine is exploding in a firework of all colors of pink (myanmar luxury travel), yellow and in-between whilst it - reflected by the h6o floor of the mighty Ayeyawaddy River - little by little sets and, finally, vanishes driving the Yoma mountain assortment that separates central Burma from the coastal regions of west Burma stretching along the Gulf of Bengal. Soon ahead of the fireball leaves me and countless numbers of pagodas and temples enveloped in the dark of the night time the sun is painting purple to pinkish streaks on the more and more dim bluish and black sky. This is the second when a myriad of stars commence to blink at the firmament and the spectacle of one of the stunning Bagan sunsets of which I was privileged to get pleasure from a lot more than thousand is in excess of. Night time has fallen more than me and my beloved Bagan the previous Pagan, money of the once mighty kingdom of Pagan (tailormade myanmar holiday)
Sure, Bagan is gorgeous and has a attraction all its personal but it is much more than what satisfies the eye. The tale of Bagan is the story of a kingdom growing from a minor more than village dimension to about 70 % of the dimension of existing day's Burma/Myanmar. It is the story 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 fall from a comparatively tiny but bustling and rich royal money to a tranquil, dusty spot with the austere attraction of a semi-desert in Burma's dry zone. Nowadays no one would converse about it any longer if it have been not for Theravada Buddhism and the spectacular temples and pagodas the arid Bagan plains are dotted with. These according to the Bagan Stock of Monuments (which does not incorporate all historical spiritual buildings) 2.162 pagodas and temples of formerly some thirteen.000 are still offering legitimate and vivid testimony to Pagan's 'Golden Era' (private myanmar tour)
when the city grew to become known as 'The Metropolis of Four Million Pagodas'. Countless numbers of spiritual monuments had been created during the reigns of Pagan's finest kings king Anawrahta (son of Phyu king Kunhsaw Kyaunghpyu), and king Kyanzittha (son of king Anawrahta) on your own.