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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xhanuman (558) 2006-01-13 13:33
Beatiful vantage point and well done!
Gabriela (63) 2006-01-13 13:43
Very nice capture and a beautiful composition. Very well done.
one of those shots that reveals more and more as you look at it.
misterB (2250) 2006-01-13 13:46
The mist gives the shot a lot of atmosphere, I like the way it breaks the scene up into bands of colour, giving a great sense of depth. I like to 'not too sharp focus' - it adds to the serenity of the composition.
lolo-06 (166) 2006-01-13 15:05
J'aime beaucoup le cadrage et l'emotion qui se degage de cette photo.
L'alternance de verdure et de brume cree une belle atmosphere. Bon sens de lecture egalement.
Merci pour le partage.
sun_web (665) 2006-01-13 16:12
Beautiful shot Armand! I tried sharpening the image, increased the saturation a bit and cropped some extra sky to post a workshop. Please see the workshop pic and let me know what you think.
izmirli (3953) 2006-01-13 18:29
merhaba armand de smet
very beautiful colors too. splendid.
thanks for sharing.
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jjcordier (72680) 2006-01-14 1:04
je crois que c'est celle là que je préfère parmi toutes celles que tu as présenté de ce lieu.(peut être y a-t-il un tout petit peu trop de ciel?) Magnifique!
- 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/4, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-13 13:11