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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Zumosol (520) 2006-04-06 17:36
Una foto estupenda!!.Ews un paisaje increible y la niebla mejora aun mas la foto.Un control de la luz muy bueno.TFS
Curioso (9271) 2006-04-08 13:19
Splendid scenic area and wonderful shot. In fact, I wish I went there instead of Bagan. I love the light, the mysterious mood and the golden light. How are people over there ? Are they kind ?
leo61 (0) 2008-08-19 12:09
Your Images from Mrauk U have been the first ones of this magic place,and wanted to go there.Now I`ve been there twice and I posted an image from the same POV,with a view a bit more to the right.This place is unique in this world and the atmosphere fantastic.A great shot!!!!!
- Copyright: Armand De Smet (ardes) (2670)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S3 Pro, AF Nikkor 50mm 1.4fD
- Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-06 12:22