15 November 2011

Bertempiaran di Bumi Tuhan..

19th October 2011

       Yangon; also known as Rangoon, literally: "End of Strife") is a former capital of Burma (Myanmar) and the capital of Yangon Region (formerly Yangon Division). Although the military government has officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw since March 2006, Yangon, with a population of over 4 million, continues to be the country's largest city and the most important commercial centre. Yangon's infrastructure is undeveloped compared to those of other major cities in Southeast Asia. Yangon has the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia today.  

20th October 2011

        The Shwedagon Pagoda; officially titled Shwedagon Zedi Daw, also known in English as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a 99 metres (325 ft) gilded pagoda and stupa located in Yangon, Burma. The pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on Singuttara Hill, thus dominating the skyline of the city. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese with relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined within, namely the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa and eight strands of hair of Gautama, the historical Buddha.
    According to historical record, the Shwedagon Pagoda is over 2500 years old since BC 588. Shwedagon is the oldest Pagoda and the most ancient historical Pagoda in Burma and in the world. Archaeologists believe the stupa was actually rebuilt sometime between the 6th and 10th centuries by the Mon, according to the historical records Archaeologists and Historians believe the stupa was actually built before Lord Buddha died in 543 BC.
    The gold seen on the stupa is made of genuine gold plates, covering the brick structure and attached by traditional rivets. Myanmar people all over the country, as well as monarchs in its history, have donated gold to the pagoda to maintain it. The practice continues to this day after being started in the 15th century by the Mon Queen Shin Sawbu, who gave her weight in gold.

21st October 2011
    The Taukkyan War Cemetery is a memorial to Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War. The cemetery contains the graves of 6,374 soldiers who died in the Second World War, the graves of 52 soldiers who died in Burma during the First World War, and memorial pillars (The Rangoon Memorial) with the names of over 27,000 Commonwealth soldiers who died in Burma during the Second World War but who have no known grave.  There are 867 graves that contain the remains of unidentified soldiers.

    Bago, an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom is one of the richest archaeological sites in Myanmar. Bago was greatly flourished from the 14th through 17th century and that of the Second Myanmar Empire founded by King Bayintnaung.

King Bayinnaung was a monarch who had grand visions for himself. He established the 2nd Myanmar Empire, which stretched from the borders of India to parts of Thailand and Laos, and was one of the most popular Myanmar kings. The Kanbawzathadi Palace was built in 1553.

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