Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra)

Also known as Sri Ksetra, Thayekhittaya was the capital of a Pyu kingdom from the fifth to ninth centuries and was eventually sacked by a Bagan king in the 11th century. As with Bagan, the ruins are in a pretty parlous state with reconstructions leaving it a little difficult to imagine what the original monuments […]

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Who Owns The Giza Pyramid Complex?

The Great Pyramids of Giza is one of those things the existence of which is known in our world to more or less to all citizens older than three years. History The most important, oldest and largest of the pyramids in Giza is the pyramid of Cheops or Khufu. It was built, it is believed, […]

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Shamemakar Sanctuary

Shamemakar sanctuary at inter Sagiang-Shwe Bo road in Wetlet Township, Sagaing Region

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Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda is located in the heart of downtown Yangon. In Mon language, it is called “Kyaik Athok," which means "Stupa that enshrines the sacred hairs." According to historical records, Sule Pagoda was built in B.C 326, over two thousand years ago. It is among many prominent pagodas in Yangon, and is unique in that [...]
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Shwe Ba Taung (Monywa)

The Shwe Ba Hill, just beyond Pho Win Hill, features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with plain Buddha images. Shweba Taung is on the West Bank of Chindwin river. Some temples and caves are curved out of volcanic rocks and inside walls of some caves are decorated with 13 century / […]

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Phowintaung Buddha Statue Cave Temple

The vast cave temple complex at Po Win Daung is home to shallow niches scratched out of the sandstone by hand that sprawl on and on, seemingly endlessly. A kilometre or further is the even more stunning Shwe Ba Taung, which some have taken to calling Burma’s Petra, but we think of it as more […]

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