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192 pages
Ma Thanegi, Barry Broman
Times Editions, Singapore (June 2005)
English
9812329161
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Spanning a period of more than a thousand years, "Myanmar Architecture: Cities of Gold" captures in architecture the historical essence of a rich culture influenced by trade, Buddhism and colonialism. From ruined temples that are all that remain of the long-lost Pyu to the magnificent richness of the bejeweled, golden form of the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar is home to some of the most magnificent structures ever built. Experience the splendid ruins dotting the plains of Mrauk U or step into Bagan, the Kingdom of the Four Thousand Temples. Visit Ratnapura, Amarapura and Yadanabon to marvel at the history behind the facades of these royal cities. Explore the traditions that dictate every fine detail in the design, construction and decoration of palaces, places of worship and even common homes. See how colonial influences have left their mark in the modern cities of Mandalay, Yangon and Mawlamyine. Gain an insight into the rich traditions, culture and history of a country long-hidden from prying eyes through a rare chance to discover the secrets and architectural treasures of Myanmar.

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