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View of Mingun
Myanmar (Burma), Mingun at the Irrawaddy River, March 2012

At the left in the picture the ruins of the Mingun Pahtodawgyi. This temple is a monumental uncompleted stupa began by King Bodawpaya in 1790. It was not completed, due to an astrologer claiming that, once the temple was finished, the king would die. The completed stupa would have been the largest in the world at 150 meters. Huge cracks are visible on the structure from the earthquake of 23 March 1839: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingun
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May 30 2012 06:21 GMT 25barb
Another magnificent landscape of a most interesting area. You have captured so much..It would seem as though you were able to view so much or this wonderful culture and so willing to share it with others.
May 30 2012 06:37 GMT Pasifae
Great in original size! :)
May 30 2012 06:49 GMT saffi9
great and interesting work senna
May 30 2012 07:17 GMT senna3
Thank you Hunju.
May 30 2012 07:18 GMT senna3
Thanks a lot for the nice comment Barb!
May 30 2012 07:18 GMT senna3
Thank you Pasifae.
May 30 2012 07:19 GMT senna3
Thanks Dave.
May 30 2012 09:24 GMT skyball
Nice one Peter!!..so much better enlarged!!!!!.....
May 30 2012 12:16 GMT clintonfolks
great photo..
May 30 2012 13:29 GMT Lalbabu
A great view in original,I also love the houseboat type of boats standing at the bank of Irrawaddy.Also fine information.
May 30 2012 14:42 GMT wijnie58
Fantastic shot...:-))
May 30 2012 16:13 GMT Annamaria
Great shot and info... I guess the King has died by now...? ;-))
May 30 2012 17:18 GMT senna3
Thank you Geoff.
May 30 2012 17:18 GMT senna3
Thanks Dave.
May 30 2012 17:18 GMT senna3
Thank you Soumen.
May 30 2012 17:19 GMT senna3
Thank you Wijnie.
May 30 2012 17:20 GMT senna3
Yes Anna-Maria, already in 1819, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodawpaya