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Shwezigon Paya Temple (built late 11th century)
Myanmar (Burma), Bagan, March 2012

From http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/myanmar/bagan/shwezigon.php : The Shwezigon Paya is one of the Bagan area’s, and Myanmar’s, most significant religious structures. It truly is a ‘national’ pagoda, since it served as a prototype for many later stupas built throughout Myanmar. The Shwezigon is also a major national center of worship. While the Shwezigon was one of the earliest symbols of the triumph of the ‘purified’ Theravada Buddhism, it was also the first pagoda to allow ‘nat’ images (pre-Buddhist spirits who had the power to do good or evil) within its walls. Its original builder, King Anawrahta (r. 1044-1077), even had images of the 37 traditional nats put on the lower terraces.
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Sep 15 2012 08:43 GMT 25barb
What splender, what grandeur, what beauty...
Exceptional photo - and original view is magnificent..
Sep 15 2012 09:09 GMT annieann PRO
stunning temple x
Sep 15 2012 09:13 GMT bandsix
a stunning image....such work!
Sep 15 2012 09:29 GMT skyball
A fantastic building..and a lovely shot!!!!!.......
Sep 15 2012 09:30 GMT MargNZ
A serious and very beautiful place of worship . The capture of it is superb Peter :)
Sep 15 2012 09:31 GMT ujbanyiv
Amazing Landscape Photo. Impressive Building...
Sep 15 2012 09:32 GMT marioalbertina
Great temple! !
It is covered with gold?
Sep 15 2012 09:36 GMT senna3
Goldpaint Mario!
Sep 15 2012 10:05 GMT rock
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Stunning!
Sep 15 2012 10:24 GMT junne PRO
totally awesome!
it looks as if you waited for the most complimentary light possible
Sep 15 2012 10:41 GMT RTW
Same as the temples in Thailand so much intricate work, wonderful sight to see. And photograph..
Sep 15 2012 13:07 GMT roncarlin PRO
The workmanship of the Temple is incredable. The Photo is exceptional, and the discription of the history of this Temple is excellent also.
Great work.
Sep 15 2012 14:17 GMT Lalbabu
Stunning capture great information too !!!!!!
Sep 15 2012 15:13 GMT kumarr
WOW !!! Great Picture !!!
Sep 15 2012 18:49 GMT T1MELESS PRO
It must be viewed in original A great shot Peter !!!
Sep 15 2012 20:44 GMT ForestSpirit
Truly magnificent!
Sep 16 2012 04:20 GMT hallo
Perfect moment to get such beautiful reflection, well done my friend!
Sep 16 2012 04:59 GMT sini
Beautiful architecture and shot!:)
Sep 16 2012 10:11 GMT Bigbear10
WOW, amazing architecture
Sep 16 2012 17:59 GMT Lie
Lovely gold temple, great image !
Sep 16 2012 18:08 GMT bojtorjan
Oh...it's magnificent and you captured it perfectly!
Sep 17 2012 08:44 GMT StavrosMoforis
So very impressive image!
Sep 17 2012 17:17 GMT charlie26
Impressive and stunning entry Peter.
Sep 17 2012 21:06 GMT Myshots
Gorgeous shot, and wonderful notes to match......
Sep 18 2012 20:29 GMT Papagena
I agree completely with Myshots !! Just amazing !!
Sep 20 2012 20:54 GMT Adamus
Fantastic architecture.
Sep 21 2012 08:17 GMT hamid2010
Stunning shot :)
Sep 23 2012 15:59 GMT linnywv PRO
How magnificent this is! Beautifully shot!
Sep 23 2012 18:38 GMT senna3
Thanks everyone for the kind comments!
Sep 24 2012 13:40 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful shot, Peter...:-))

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