Photographer's Note

Located in the middle of the Irrawaddy River, which originated in the Himalayas and extends to the southernmost tip of Burma, Bagan is a phenomenal Buddhist site embraced by Burma. It is Myanmar's best tourist destination as a "town of towers" with 2,300 towers and temples preserved over an area of 42km² and a collection of lacquerware and other handicrafts.

Bagan, the capital of Myanmar's first unified kingdom, entered a period of prosperity in 1057 when Anawrahta conquered neighboring Tatton. Later, more than 5,000 towers and temples were built in Bagan, but the glory did not last long. It began to decline only 200 years later and was finally conquered by Kublai Khan of Mongolia in 1287. To make matters worse, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in 1975 damaged many temples and towers.

It's amazing how delicate and magnificent they could build with such exquisite bricks a thousand years ago.

The ruler of the Buddhist state prefers absolute power to republican government and constantly emphasizes that people should not be forced to do anything bad.
The biggest problem for humans in Buddhism is "agony".
The solution to the "agony" is "enlightenment"
Buddhism in Myanmar emphasizes "sitting in Zen meditation座禪" in the sense of stopping anguish and exploring truth alone.
However, when Buddhism becomes an absolute idea, it cannot perceive the change of times at all.

Burmese Buddhism should not be involved in state authority. Human rights, life, and human dignity are the most important things that cannot be changed.

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Additional Photos by Infinite jang (jang) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 232] (2001)
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