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ANCIENT PAGAN: BUDDHIST PLAIN OF MERIT

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Synopsis: ANCIENT PAGAN: BUDDHIST PLAIN OF MERIT

Burma/Mayanmar has opened up to tourism in the last year or two and record numbers are now visiting this beautiful, mesmerising country. All visitors to Burma will visit the ancient kingdom of Pagan (now called Bagan), along with the Inle lake, it is the most visited place in Burma and captures the heart and imagination of all who see the sun set on this beguiling landscape of temples and stupas. Pagan is the largest and most resplendent centre of Buddhist art in the ancient world. Construction in the city peaked between the 11th and 13th centuries when over 2,000 temples, monasteries and stupas were created along the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy. Local architects mastered complex brick vaulting techniques unrivalled in Asia, while mural painters and stone carvers fashioned a distinctive style of Burmese art. The pace of building slowed dramatically after the capital shifted to the Mandalay area in the mid-14th century, but the city never lost its special religious and cultural significance, furnishing a field of merit to Buddhists old and new. Burma, now known as Myanmar, was terra incognita for many decades, but the lifting of travel restrictions has made this temple city now accessible.

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ISBN 9786167339320
Weight 0.81
Publisher RIVER BOOKS PRESS LTD.
Book Size (cm.) 170x232x20
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 6.6929
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 0.7087
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 9.1339
Language English
Number of Pages 286

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Burma/Mayanmar has opened up to tourism in the last year or two and record numbers are now visiting this beautiful, mesmerising country. All visitors to Burma will visit the ancient kingdom of Pagan (now called Bagan), along with the Inle lake, it is the most visited place in Burma and captures the heart and imagination of all who see the sun set on this beguiling landscape of temples and stupas. Pagan is the largest and most resplendent centre of Buddhist art in the ancient world. Construction in the city peaked between the view all

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M.STADTNER, DONALD

about author

Dr. Donald Stadtner was for many years an Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin,
after completing his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. His publications include Ancient
Pagan: Buddhist Plain of Merit (2005) and Sacred Sites of Burma (forthcoming). He has conducted
many study groups to Burma (Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum, the
World Affairs Council, and The Smithsonian Institution). He now divides his time between the San
Francisco Bay Area and research trips to India and Southeast Asia.

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