Martin Edström

Bagan, close to Mandalay in Myanmar, is brimming with historic gems like this one: Dhammayangyi Temple.
You can completely surround yourself in what looks like a completely abandoned city of temples, partly claimed back by nature but with some truly breathtaking structures still standing.

These plains of Bagan was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan from the 9th to the 13th centuries. This kingdom was the first to unify the area that is now Myanmar, establishing the Burmese culture and ethnicity, as well as Buddhism.

Today there are about 3000 temples here, but it used to be over 10 000 and teeming with people. If one could time-travel... #myanmar #bagan #buddhism #temples #natgeocreative

Dhammayazika Pagoda

Bagan, close to Mandalay in Myanmar, is brimming with historic gems like this one: Dhammayangyi Temple. 
You can completely surround yourself in what looks like a completely abandoned city of temples, partly claimed back by nature but with some truly breathtaking structures still standing.

These plains of Bagan was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan from the 9th to the 13th centuries. This kingdom was the first to unify the area that is now Myanmar, establishing the Burmese culture and ethnicity, as well as Buddhism.

Today there are about 3000 temples here, but it used to be over 10 000 and teeming with people. If one could time-travel... #myanmar #bagan #buddhism #temples #natgeocreative

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@natphotography_kaban

Gracias por compartir maestro!

@jordanmitchellofficial

@martinedstrom isn’t Myanmar a magical place. Such amazing people.

@lionesstactics

amazing 🙌🏻.....

@eloisaorsi

Wonderful

@mrwmbanks

“If one could time-travel” so true. Loved the view from this temple, and the old wooden monastery further up the road.

@sarasanchezz

@martinedstrom står högt på min wish list!!

@martinedstrom

@sarasanchezz ja helt galet. Varit i burma?

@motasem.alfelou

@martinedstrom No, I’m not. I was there during the Thingyan Festival, Burmese New Year, last April. It was awesome 👏🏻

@sarasanchezz

Vilken plats alltså 😍

@martinedstrom

@motasem.alfelou I did see thr marionette show! Visiting Mandalay was a highlight in my travels. Are you from there?

@motasem.alfelou

@martinedstrom It’s a magnificent open air museum. The gem of Myanmar. If you are going to Mandalay, don’t miss the marionette show.

@b.creativee

Fabulous view 👍✨💯

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