On the way to the opposite aspect of the planet earth the fiery ball of the solar is exploding in a firework of all colours of red (burma luxury travel), yellow and in-between although it - mirrored by the h6o surface area of the mighty Ayeyawaddy River - little by little sets and, ultimately, vanishes guiding the Yoma mountain range that separates central Burma from the coastal areas of west Burma stretching together 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 time the solar is painting pink to pinkish streaks on the ever more dark bluish and black sky. This is the moment when a myriad of stars start off to blink at the firmament and the spectacle of one of the stunning Bagan sunsets of which I was privileged to take pleasure in more than thousand is more than. Evening has fallen over me and my beloved Bagan the former Pagan, capital of the as soon as mighty kingdom of Pagan (tailormade myanmar trip)
Sure, Bagan is lovely and has a charm all its possess but it is a lot far more than what fulfills the eye. The story of Bagan is the story of a kingdom expanding from a small a lot more than village dimensions to about 70 percent of the dimension of current day's Burma/Myanmar. It is the tale of fifty five 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 tale of the drop from a fairly small but bustling and wealthy royal funds to a silent, dusty spot with the austere charm of a semi-desert in Burma's dry zone. Nowadays no one would speak about it anymore if it ended up not for Theravada Buddhism and the impressive temples and pagodas the arid Bagan plains are dotted with. These according to the Bagan Inventory of Monuments (which does not incorporate all historic religious structures) 2.162 pagodas and temples of previously some 13.000 are even now offering legitimate and vivid testimony to Pagan's 'Golden Era' (private myanmar tour)
when the town grew to become known as 'The City of Four Million Pagodas'. 1000's of religious monuments were created for the duration of the reigns of Pagan's best kings king Anawrahta (son of Phyu king Kunhsaw Kyaunghpyu), and king Kyanzittha (son of king Anawrahta) by yourself.