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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mugush (2098) 2006-03-18 16:58
WoW..excellent work Armand! I like it very much,,nice different colors..
thanks for sharing
AMZINCHIA (1082) 2006-03-18 21:15
Although my eyes usually run away from sunset images, I like very much your catch of this sun-flooding over the Bagan plain. Quite fantastic, I must say. Well, very well done.
I would have cropped the white roof on the left side though, as it draws the eyes onto this zone of the image which does not contain any interesting data. And I think we would all enjoy on TE a slightly more composed note on Bagan. I find yours rather dry!!. Cheers, --amz
PeterC (2242) 2006-03-18 21:39
Stunning light you have here a beautiful landscape bathed in that sumptious golden light.
rushfan2112 (2965) 2006-03-19 2:28
Armand, this is a beautiful shot but - in my opinion - I would have concentrated on the upper right portion of the shot - i.e. where all that beautiful light is. For me, the left edge and the very bottom of the shot don't add much to the rest - which is stunning! Paul.
baba_flies (8829) 2006-03-19 4:52
What a most wonderful and mystic evening here. I love the tiny fog patches (or is it from fires?) lingering between the pagodas. Magic.
everlasting (14353) 2006-03-19 9:32
There are so many nice captures of Mruak U but that doesnt mean there is room for more.
You have a very atmospheric shot here with the mist and the light. Nice tones.
christlagat (540) 2006-04-05 17:45
encore une photo magnifique!
On dirait un tableau tellement la lumière semble irréelle!
J'ai à peu près le mème objectif (en 1,8), ça me rend jaloux :-))
Je serais assez d'accord pour un recadrage de l'image (gauche - bas).
Bravo, et merci.
ayobami (1353) 2006-09-14 15:09
What a sight! A beautiful capture of the perfect sunset - mysty and magical - this is wonderful!
- Copyright: Armand De Smet (ardes) (2670)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S3 Pro, AF Nikkor 50mm 1.4fD
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-18 16:37
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