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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SteveH (6309) 2006-12-28 6:29
Hi Armand, What a great shot! The golden pagoda really draws the eye as it is lifted above the mist on the small hills. The pagoda is not quite sharp, but this is not significant. cheers, Steve
DarkoG (8) 2006-12-28 6:47
Very interesting and beautiful photo. Myst add to atmosphere. Nice work
mursaloglu (8682) 2006-12-28 8:53
Tres jolie photo. I like misty pictures my friend. Joyeux Noel
pour toi. ihsan
jaywalker (16101) 2006-12-28 18:41
Hi Armand, What colour & light they are magnificent, the DOF is fantastic & the pagoda is in perfect position, you have captured the morning mist beautifully well, kind regards Wilson.
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-01-02 15:14
Ola Armand que bonita paisagem , bonitas cores , parabens!!!!
- 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, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-28 6:15