Friday, 14 August 2009

Mingun

Mingun is a town in northwest Burma/Myanmar, located 11 km up the Ayeyarwady River on the west bank from Mandalay.
1, 2 - Settawya Temple, built in 1811, houses a footprint of Buddha
3- The unfinished Pahtodawgyi would have been the largest Stupa in the world. Huge cracks were made by an earthquake in 1838.
4, 5 - Ayeyarwady (misty) River
6- Arriving in Mingun

14 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is a beautiful temple Jose. They definitely had an eye for things like this.

Now that is one HUGE bell!! WOW!! I am glad I do not have to be the one to move or even polish it. :)

Are these pictures you post all slides?

Mitr - Friend said...

Nice place... I love the bell...
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Jacob said...

I envy your traveling around the world! This a wonderful series and really helps the viewer see and grasp the beauty of the place.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi JM:)

Lovely set of photos. They are a feast for the eyes. I am really impressed with the bell. I suppose because it is so heavy they did not mount it on top of a tower.

Have a nice day JM:)
Joseph

Cezar and Léia said...

Those temples are beautiful, specially this unfinished Pahtodawgyi. By the way I'm really impressed that you've been to Burma, it's such a "sealed" country! Must not be easy to get there and around.
God bless you!
Cezar

Barb said...

beautiful details on the temples....Barb

flyingstars said...

simply beautifully captured shot....lovely place!

Turquoise Diaries said...

We have travelled to many similar places. Travel to Mingun on an old boat and the silence on the way was a memorable time for me..

Anya said...

OMG
Those temples are so BEAUTIFUL :)
Thanks for sharing
your holiday shots !!!

Tinsie said...

The white pagoda building looks like a huge cake covered in whipped cream. Amazing!

What is it like travelling in Burma?

Celeste Maia said...

Maravilhosas fotografias. Nunca estive em Burma, pensei que seria complicado, e nao sou nada fa da military junta...Mas as imagens que mostra fazem renascer a vontade de la ir. Pelo menos por agora "viajei" pelo seu blog. Obrigada.

Sherry Stewart said...

wow, largest stupa in the world,, beautiful!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snaps. From the first two snaps I thought it must be some place in India. What a similarities in architecture.

Z said...

Pictures from a place very few outsiders will ever see, far less visit. Thank you for sharing them with us. Perhaps you could tell us a little bit about your impressions there.