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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunrise in Buledi and Nighttime at Shwezigon Paya





This is the Bule Thi (pronounced as Buledi) Temple. If one is staying in the Wetkyi-inn village in the Old Bagan area, this pretty red temple is just a small-distance hike away. This is not a major temple that is why no information on this temple is indicated in the wikipedia and it is not even in the suggested temple to visit in the tourist map of Bagan. The first three photos in this post was taken before the sunset and the next five is taken when we had a sunrise on same spot. I cannot pinpoint which of the two adjacent temple is Bule Thi but I must say that during our visit in April 2014, the sunset is good in this first photo while in the fifth photo, the adjacent and smaller temple from this one, the sunrise is pretty.

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This is my walkmate and climbmate. 
We had a great time posing in the stupas around the Bule Thi temple.

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I cannot help but mention here that this Myanmarese is the sand-painter of the painting we bought in Bagan.
I bought two painting from him consisting of landscapes of the temples and shooting trees of Bagan.

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The Left side temple is best for the sunrise view as east is there. The right side temple is great for viewing the sunset. If one is not preoccupied with still and video cameras, one can simply enjoy the going and leaving of the big round orange ball in this side of the planet. 

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The temple on the left side.

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This is walkmate during the morning walk in Bagan. 
We both inhaled the beauty and oldness of Bagan on that day.

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We were walking around before looking for dinner 
and we were able to enter this temple which I just later learned as Shwe zi gon Paya.
This is a pretty major pagoda, given the gleaming gold on it.
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The Shwezigon Pagoda or Shwezigon Paya is a Buddhist temple located in Nyaung-U, a town near Bagan, in Burma (Myanmar). It is a prototype of Burmese stupas, and consists of a circular gold leaf-gilded stupa surrounded by smaller temples and shrines. Construction of the Shwezigon Pagoda began during the reign of King Anawrahta and was completed in 1102 AD, during the reign of King Kyansittha of the Pagan Dynasty. The pagoda is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha. Within the compound of the Shwezigon Pagoda is a stone pillar containing Mon language inscriptions dedicated by King Kyansittha. (Wikipedia)

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As in anywhere in Myanmar, the temple is busy considering the approach of the Thingyan festival,
 a Myanmarese new year celebration.
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A photo of a worshippers in Shwezigon.

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Some more photos of Myanmarese worshippers.

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