''The Atlantic (The Atlantic Monthly)'' accessdate 2008-09-11 Taungbyone, north of Mandalay, is another major site with the festival held each year starting on the eleventh waxing day and including the full moon in the month of ''Wagaung (Traditional Burmese calendar)'' (August). Commons:Category:Bagan Wikipedia:Bagan
from Indic, Pyu (and possibly Mon) styles, the techniques of vaulting seem to have developed in Bagan itself. The earliest vaulted temples in Bagan date to the 11th century, while the vaulting did not become widespread in India until the late 12th century. The masonry of the buildings shows "an astonishing degree of perfection", where many of the immense structures survived the 1975 earthquake more or less intact. (Unfortunately, the vaulting techniques
culture based in Bagan. Despite attempts at reform, certain features of Ari Buddhism and traditional nat worship (nat (spirit)) continued, such as reverence of Avalokiteśvara (''Lawka nat''), a Boddhisatta. Successive kings of Bagan continued to build large numbers of monuments, temples, and pagodas in honour of Buddhism. Burmese rule at Bagan continued until the invasion of the Mongols in 1287. The Yama Zatdaw was introduced by oral tradition during Anawratha King Anawratha's
and interesting bell hangers. * Commons:Category:Bagan Wikipedia:Bagan
: 210–213 Hollow temples In contrast to the ''stupas'', the hollow ''gu''-style temple is a structure used for meditation, devotional worship of the Buddha and other Buddhist rituals. The ''gu'' temples come in two basic styles: "one-face" design and "
;four-face" design—essentially one main entrance and four main entrances. Other styles such as five-face and hybrids also exist. The one-face style grew out of 2nd century Beikthano, and the four-face out of 7th century Sri Ksetra. The temples, whose main features were the pointed arches and the vaulted chamber, became larger and grander in the Bagan period. Aung-Thwin 2005: 224–225 Innovations Although the Burmese temple designs evolved
a bricklayer for his imperfect masonry) and its unfinished construction (work abandoned after he himself was assassinated). Believed to be a haunted temple by some inhabitants. * Commons:Category:Bagan Wikipedia:Bagan
Terminal. It is especially helpful for those on a tight-budget to be based in this area. Hotel guests sometimes have no control of switching TV channels in the bedrooms. To change channels, one must go down and ask at reception. Their explanation is that their hotel is just licensed by the government to view a limited two-channel “slot” at a single time. It is expensive to maintain more than two “slots” for the channels to put in. * Commons:Category:Bagan Wikipedia:Bagan
a favourite theme in the Bagan period. The original Indic design was gradually modified first by the Pyu (Pyu people), and then by Burmans at Bagan where the ''stupa'' gradually developed a longer, cylindrical form. The earliest Bagan ''stupas'' such as the Bupaya (c
. For the few dozen temples that were regularly patronized, the continued patronage meant regular upkeep as well as architectural additions donated by the devotees. Many temples were repainted with new frescoes on top of their original Pagan era ones, or fitted with new Buddha statutes. Then came a series of state-sponsored "systematic" renovations in the Konbaung period (Konbaung dynasty) (1752–1885), which by and large were not true to the original designs—some
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'''Bagan''' ( ; formerly '''Pagan''') is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan (Pagan Kingdom), the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.
There is a well-known saying of Myanmar people : "If you are a real Myanmar, you must have been to Bagan." Bagan is spirit of history of Myanmar.
The '''Bagan Archaeological Zone''' is a main draw for the country's nascent tourism industry (Tourism in Burma). It is seen by many as equal in attraction to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. http: www.economist.com news special-report 21578171-why-investors-still-need-proceed-caution-promiseand-pitfalls Business: The promise—and the pitfalls