©Dr. Galen Royer Frysinger



January 26, 1984 to

February 2. 1984


Bagan, formerly Pagan, formally titled Arimaddanapura (the City of the Enemy Crusher) and also known as Tambadipa (the Land of Copper) or Tassadessa (the Parched Land), was the ancient capital of several ancient kingdoms in Burma. It is located in the dry central plains of the country, on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwady River, 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Mandalay.

from 1057 to 1287 over 13,000 temples

pagodas, and kyaungs were built in this area

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