26 Sep 2012

Bagan, Myanmar !!

Bagan, Myanmar Ancient Bagan was the center of an empire stretching across much of modern Southeast Asia. In the late 13th century, the mighty Mongol emperor Kublai Khan rode onto this sprawling plain dotted with thousands of brick pagodas. Soon after, the Mongol hordes came crashing down, and more than 200 years of artistic flowering, akin to Europe's Renaissance, was snuffed out almost overnight.

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