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  • A New Experience With The Old Zaycho Market

    14. December 2009

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    A New Experience With The Old Zaycho Market
    Mandalay is the largest city of Burma/ Myanmar only after Yangon city. It was the imperial capital of the country till the year 1885. After the period the British had established their rule over the city. Before the annexation of the city, it served as the commercial as well as cultural and also an important education center in the country. Mostly Buddhist education was provided in the city. Today Mandalay serves as a house to nearly hundreds of Buddhist monasteries and also to some monks. The total number of monks living in the city is around 70,000. The monks play an important role in retaining the various traditional heritages that belonged to the past and also the numerous pagodas and also the temple which are considered as few excellent monuments in the country. Also remember to visit  [...]

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    The Sacred Shwedagon Pagoda

    13. December 2009

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    The Sacred Shwedagon Pagoda
    “....it is called Dogonne, and it is of a wonderful bignesse, and all gilded from the foot to the toppe...it is the fairest place, as I suppose, that is in all the world; it standeth very high, and there are foure ways to it, which all along are set with trees of fruits, such wise that a man may goe in the shade above two miles in length....” this is considered as the most important section of the report which was made by a Ralph Fitch. He was an English man and made the report in the year 1586 after his visit to the pagoda. Location The Swedagon temple is located in the capital of Yangaon city. The pagoda is positioned on the sacred Singuttara Hill. If you really wan t to know the reason behind the construction of the pagoda would are definitely required to know more about the Buddhist  [...]

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