Saturday, 4 September 2010

Bagan II

This is a continuation of the first album.

In this album are pictures from Mount Popa, Bagan’s Nyaung-U wet market and some miscellaneous pictures of Bagan.
Rice is always served with many dishes, the soup are particularly good all the time.

Mount Popa is a volcano 1518 metres (4981 feet) above sea level, and located in central Burma (Myanmar) about 50 km (30 miles) southeast of Bagan (alt: Pagan) in the Pegu Range. It can be seen from the River Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy)/Bagan as far away as 60 km (40 miles) in clear weather. Mount Popa is perhaps best known for the nearby stunningly picturesque Popa Taungkalat monastery atop an outcrop. The Popa Taungkalat (Taung Kalat) Shrine is home to 37 Mahagiri Nats, or spirits.

The name Popa is believed to come from the Pali Sanskrit word 'popa' meaning flower.
... and Nyaung-U is the town center of Bagan …. Check out the pictures of the market.


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