Bagan is plain in the central part of Myanmar, covering an area of the country, which measures approximately 16 square miles along the eastern shore of the Irrawaddy. Monuments, which are currently in all stages of decomposition were erected especially from the 11th to 13th century BC, when Bagan was the residence of the Myanmar dynasty. Tradition are local chronicles, said that the long list of fifty-five kings ruled over this kingdom during for twelve centuries.
King Pyinbya was the builder of the city walls of Bagan today. King Pyinbya was the 34th King Dynasty, who in 874 AD He moved the capital from Tampawaddy, now known as Pwasato. The latter was built Thaiktaing, the 12th King and had two other capitals, namely Thiripyitsaya ‘, built Thelegyaung, the 7th Paukkan King and built Thamudrit, founder of the dynasty in 108 AD.
But the real story of the dynasty with the support of epigraphic evidence begins only Anawrahta kingdom (1044-1077 BC). Anawrahta conquered Thaton in 1057 and brought back to the capital in the Theravada Pali scriptures, a large number of Buddhist monks, as well as the artists and craftsmen of all kinds. From the monks of Mont Bagan received their alphabet, religion and scriptures. With this significant date of the extraordinary architectural and artistic activity that in a little over two centuries, covered the city and surrounding areas with thousands of magnificent monuments of all types and sizes of steel, the inner walls of the majority of which are decorated with amazing frescoes.
The square temples dominated by the influence Mon distinguished by their dark hallways are dimly lit by perforated windows and fresh bright color mottled with Mon writing on the walls. The temples of Bagan typical style are bright and spacious inside, with which the plan is established and height. But there are also some temples with intermediate forms.
The end of the thirteenth century witnessed the fall of Bagan Dynasty. Thousands of pagodas were stripped invaders and vandals, and the king, who defected from the Chinese, who are believed to have dismantled a large number of sites in order to collect materials for the construction of the fort. Since then, the great mass of religious buildings were abandoned and ruin, and we do not see today over a hundred magnificent monuments, which attract and hold the attention and since its founding, have remained as places of worship. If you want to visit to Bagan, join with us, Everlasting Travels and Tours in myanmar. We formed in 2013, founded the local citizens and foreign visitors traveling convenient and smooth with the intention of traveling to the establishment.
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