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Mrauk-U is another interesting historical site in Rakhine, fast becoming a tourist attraction. Mrauk-U was founded in 1430 AD and flourished till 1785 as recorded in its history. Known as the Golden City by foreign travelers of the era it was a focus of trade due to its strategic on the coastal region of Bay of Bengal. Many historical sites such as the old palace grounds and ancient pagodas principally Shitthoung Pagoda (Eighty thousand pagodas), the old city of Vesali, the Mahamuni Image of Kyauktaw offers a glimpse into the Rakhine history.
It was first constructed by the Rakhine King Min Saw Mon in 1430 AD, and remained its capital for 355 years until 1784 when the Rakhine Kingdom ceased to exist as a separate entity and became an integral part of the Myanmar Kingdom.
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foxy (893) 2006-01-12 11:32
What a magical shot. Lovely soft colours. So peaceful. I like the low mist just enough to see the temples standing gracefully tall.
Btw, interesting notes too.
Well done. Thanks for sharing.
kensimage (8561) 2006-01-12 11:42
The mist and the towers really give this a fairy-tale quality,
Armand. Nice light, too. This was surely worth getting up early for (presuming that's what you did.) I think it could also work with the sky and distant mountains cropped off, making the place feel more isolated from the "real world." (Not better, just different.) Great shot! Regards, Ken.
sined (4523) 2006-01-12 11:45
une image qui fait rever , j'imagine des sons , des odeurs en alliance avec cette image qui emporte loin ...
FORJP001 (3819) 2006-01-12 12:09
This seems to be a land of mist, myth and magic. With this fog, viewer thinks that it is a land where the time is held.
baba_flies (8829) 2006-01-12 12:18
Such a mysterious picture with the foggy patches. So peaceful and soft. Wonderful.
richtersl (3546) 2006-01-12 12:21
The fog and the unusual buildings make this look very mystical and magical. The soft morning light is very beautiful.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-01-12 12:31
Beautiful view, is nice to see photos of this site which is not so photographed as Bagan. I sadly didnt make it that far. Great mood cpatured with the mist and nice layers
Lukasso (645) 2006-01-12 16:50
Lovely wiev!!! I like the composition and the colors which create a dreamy ambiance. The fog, the mountains far far away:)makes this shot really well "filled". Well done!!!
sengir (4956) 2006-01-12 18:01
I have seen many pictures like this from Burma, and only from Burma. Invariably beautiful and impressive. It's almost the showcase of this country for me. I like it, esp. that it's not from Bagan as most are,
berseph (1758) 2006-01-13 0:35
Absolutely amazing view. I like how the temples are peering out over the fog. The rolling countryside in the background looks beautiful. ~Amber
- Copyright: Armand De Smet (ardes) (2670)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S3 Pro, AF Nikkor 80-200mm / f2.8 ED
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-12 11:24