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New on 500px : A Time Capsule by FrankieWang by FrankieWang

It seems that life has never changed in the last 1,000 years in Bagan. The sun rises and sets the same way, people are working the fields the same way. It’s really a time capsule.

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New on 500px : Into the Light – Mandalay, Myanmar by bpham by bpham

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Into the Light – Mandalay, Myanmar

It was one of those fortuitous moment, when everything seemed to be right. The sun was hiding behind the clouds, partially lighting up the courtyard of this temple. Right at that moment, a monk coming down from the stair, and walked right into the light.

I took a few shots, with one left, and one right in addition to the one with the monk. Then stitched them into this pano…

These were taken handheld with the 16-35mm F4.

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New on 500px : Sunrise over the Old Bagan by jankovoy by jankovoy

Old Bagan (Pagan) – is a huge archeological zone on the territory of Myamar. It counts thousands of buddhist temples and pagoda. The most of them were built during the 11th-13th centuries at the time Bagan was the capital of the ancient prosperous dynastic kingdom. The ruins of Bagan are located in an area of ​​40 km along the east bank of the mighty Irrawaddy river. You might need a couple of days to see all of these landmarks by feet, so there are very popular the air excursions. On sunrise you may see dozen of air balloons which are slowly and soundlessly floating over the cradle of myanmar history and culture.

Myanmar, balloons over the Old Bagan, 2014 | 1/1600 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, FL 110 mm (Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM + Gradual Tobacco filter)

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New on 500px : Shwedagon Pagoda by FrankieWang by FrankieWang

Shwedagon Pagoda is the most important and most famous Buddist Pagoda as well as tourist attraction in Myanmar. We were lucky to find this bar to take some photo from the perfect angle.

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New on 500px : Good morning Bagan by KeEratti by KeEratti

Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.

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New on 500px : Mingun Pagoda (Myanmar) by jankovoy by jankovoy

Идет набор группы в тур KANCHENJUNGA TREK – Пять Сокровищ Великих Снегов (12.10.2014 – 03.11.2014). Подробности здесь: http://ift.tt/15ILjps

Мингун-Пайя (окрестности Мандалая, Мьянма) – это огромная кирпичная пагода, которая должна была стать самой большой ступой в мире высотой 150 метров. Строилась она в течении 23 лет и была построена только на треть (53 м), так как астрологи предсказали королю Бодопаю смерть, как только он закончит ее строительство.

Услышав такое предсказание, король тут же, в 1813 году, свернул стройку. Но это его не спасло от скорой смерти и он умер всего спустя 6 лет. А в 1839 году недостроенная пагода пострадала в результате землетрясения, которое оставило на ней гигантские трещины.

Мингун-Пайя огромна, особенно хорошо ее масштаб виден в сравнении с ростом человека. На нее было потрачено столько кирпича, камней и труда, что она чуть не разорила всю империю, может быть, именно поэтому и появилось то предсказание о смерти короля, что если он достроит Пагоду, то погибнет вся империя.

Myanmar, Mingun, 2014 | 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 250, FL 40 mm (Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM)

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