On the way to the reverse aspect of the earth earth the fiery ball of the sun is exploding in a firework of all colours of purple (luxury myanmar holidays), yellow and in-in between while it - reflected by the water surface of the mighty Ayeyawaddy River - gradually sets and, last but not least, vanishes guiding the Yoma mountain range that separates central Burma from the coastal places of west Burma stretching together the Gulf of Bengal. Soon before the fireball leaves me and 1000's of pagodas and temples enveloped in the dark of the night the sunshine is portray pink to pinkish streaks on the more and more dark bluish and black sky. This is the moment when a myriad of stars commence to blink at the firmament and the spectacle of one of the gorgeous Bagan sunsets of which I was privileged to appreciate much more than thousand is over. Evening has fallen in excess of me and my beloved Bagan the previous Pagan, money of the when mighty kingdom of Pagan (tailormade myanmar holiday)
Sure, Bagan is gorgeous and has a appeal all its very own but it is much a lot more than what meets the eye. The story of Bagan is the story of a kingdom developing from a little a lot more than village dimension to about 70 per cent of the measurement 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 comparatively modest but bustling and wealthy royal capital to a tranquil, dusty spot with the austere appeal of a semi-desert in Burma's dry zone. These days no one particular would speak about it any more if it had been not for Theravada Buddhism and the wonderful temples and pagodas the arid Bagan plains are dotted with. These according to the Bagan Inventory of Monuments (which does not consist of all historical religious constructions) two.162 pagodas and temples of formerly some 13.000 are nevertheless providing valid and vivid testimony to Pagan's 'Golden Era' (private myanmar tour)
when the town became acknowledged as 'The Town of Four Million Pagodas'. Thousands of spiritual monuments had been constructed in the course of the reigns of Pagan's biggest kings king Anawrahta (son of Phyu king Kunhsaw Kyaunghpyu), and king Kyanzittha (son of king Anawrahta) on your own.