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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MLINES (12516) 2006-04-12 17:35
Hi Armand, This is a surreal landscape you have composed well. The mist among the trees and building make this a special composition. I'm going here soon so very interested to see some of the places. Very good message to inform us at TE. Thanks for showing this place.
manada (6239) 2006-04-12 19:29
Effect photo, good sensation.
triptych2003 (1534) 2006-04-12 20:13
a really well thought out photo here. it has a fantasy kind of feel to it, almost alien, especially to those of us who are not used to that kind of architecture. well done!
Luciedls (164) 2006-04-12 23:25
Superbe photo d'un village qui se réveille au petit matin. J'aime les couleurs et l'équilibre gauche-droite de la composition. Très, très beau...Bravo !
Kirych (2707) 2006-04-12 23:51
I like shots before sunrise. We can see interesting light, fog, fresh nature.
Wonderful composition and atmosphere. Tanya.
Nottinghill (1089) 2006-04-13 3:07
Very good shot with nicely exposed fog. The picture for some reasons lacks sharpness, maybe it's lost in downsizing. I would expect better sharpness from a tripod taken shot. Thanks for sharing. Regards. Marek
- 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, 1/10 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-12 17:19
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