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The Burmese have been
and still are a very
religious people and it is
almost impossible to
separate Buddhism from
other as...
That is why the country is full of religious buildings,
temples, stupas and pagodas, and thousands of
Buddha images. We wi...
Ceiling, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
Ceiling, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
Ceiling, Shwedagon Paya,
Yangon
One of the most interesting of
the many art forms in
Myanmar is the mosaic work,
which is ...
Ceiling, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
Pedestal, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
Pedestal, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
Wall, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
Thazin
Thazin (Bulbophyllum auricomum), the Royal
Flower of Myanmar, is a species of orchid
In Burma, the the most beloved orchid of
Myanmar is Thazin, (Bulbophyllum auricomum)
which blooms with tiny white flowers ...
At some point of time, they
were so rare that no
commoner however wealthy
was allowed to wear it in the
hair. It was only ...
Floral,
Shwedagon Paya,
Yangon
Kyaiktiyo
Pagoda (also
known as
Golden Rock) is
a well-known
Buddhist
pilgrimage site in
Mon State,
Myanmar.
It is a small pagoda (7.3 metres
(24 ft)) built on the top of a granite
boulder covered with gold leaves
pasted on by devo...
According to
legend, the
Golden Rock
itself is
precariously
perched on a
strand of the
Buddha's hair.
The balancing
rock seems to
defy gravity, as it
perpetually
appears to be on
the verge of
rolling down the
hill.
The rock and the
pagoda are at the
top of Mt.
Kyaiktiyo. It is the
third most
important
Buddhist
pilgrimage site in
Burma ...
A glimpse of the
"gravity defying"
Golden Rock is
believed to be
enough of an
inspiration for any
person to turn to
Buddhi...
Burma announced an
overnight transfer of
government offices 200 miles
north from the historic capital
Rangoon to Naypyidaw...
Naypyidaw, the new capital of Burma – Uppatasanti Pagoda
Naypyidaw, the
new capital of
Burma
Uppatasanti
Pagoda
And, like ancient Xanadu
and dozens of other
citadels built to glorify one
man, its flaws are his
flaws. Today, all the ma...
A Western diplomat
travelling here said
Naypyidaw was so vast it
could only be
comprehended from
space. “The only real way...
Padauk, national flower
The Myanmar lunar month of
Tagu, which usually falls in
the month of April, is the
month of the My...
Dragon fruit, or pitaya, is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America
Dragon fruit, or pitaya, are also cultivated in
Burmese pink cassia
Ixora rosea
rambutan
rambutan
French marigold (Tagetes patula)
Zebus
(Bos primigenius
indicus or Bos
indicus or Bos
taurus indicus),
sometimes known
as humped cattle
or Brahman, are a
t...
Text and pictures: Internet
Copyright: All the images belong to their authors
Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş
www.slidesha...
Welcome to The Golden Land!
Welcome to The Golden Land!
Welcome to The Golden Land!
Welcome to The Golden Land!
Welcome to The Golden Land!
Welcome to The Golden Land!
Welcome to The Golden Land!
Welcome to The Golden Land!
Welcome to The Golden Land!
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Gold is the most precious metal. Yes, Myanmars love gold. Gold is used every where: pagoda, monasteries, accessories of the nobles, and so on. Most pagodas in Myanmar are covered with gold leaves, or for those who cannot afford use gold paint in the modern days.

When you get to Myanmar, or if you have ever been to Myanmar, this question (Why called "The Golden Land"?) will need not be answered. You will see golden things or gold-covered monuments in every direction you turn.

No wonder, this is called the Golden Land!

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  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-2101555-myanmar81/
  2. 2. The Burmese have been and still are a very religious people and it is almost impossible to separate Buddhism from other aspects of their life. Since centuries ago, specifically in 1057 its main promoter, King Anawratha adopted Buddhism and became the official religion of the state, started a building fever for the greater glory of Buddhism that has reached our days. Have spent several centuries but it can be said that faith remains intact.
  3. 3. That is why the country is full of religious buildings, temples, stupas and pagodas, and thousands of Buddha images. We will see them in fully sacralized environments or inside a cave, no matter if we are in town or in the middle of a hill, it is certain that we can always see the dome of some monastery or temple.
  4. 4. Ceiling, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
  5. 5. Ceiling, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
  6. 6. Ceiling, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon One of the most interesting of the many art forms in Myanmar is the mosaic work, which is often a mixture of small mirrors and stained glass or coloured stones that adorn the temples and pagodas throughout the country. The artform is mainly decorative and abstract, and only rarely is there any attempt at figurative work.
  7. 7. Ceiling, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
  8. 8. Pedestal, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
  9. 9. Pedestal, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
  10. 10. Wall, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
  11. 11. Thazin
  12. 12. Thazin (Bulbophyllum auricomum), the Royal Flower of Myanmar, is a species of orchid
  13. 13. In Burma, the the most beloved orchid of Myanmar is Thazin, (Bulbophyllum auricomum) which blooms with tiny white flowers in graceful sprays that grow out of a small, bright-green, pear shaped bulb. It symbolizes royalties and purities. This rare, dainty and almost extinct species of orchid is beloved for its simple yet delicate beauty and its remote habitat high up in mountain trees. The likability of the orchid can be seen in the Burmese cultures via songs and the literatures.
  14. 14. At some point of time, they were so rare that no commoner however wealthy was allowed to wear it in the hair. It was only meant for queens and princesses and special envoys had to go deep into the jungles in Rakhine Yoma mountain ranges to collect some of these orchids for ceremonial purposes. Nowadays, people grow it easily with bulbs collected from the jungles but even then, it is still an expensive flower that brides drape around their high chignons.
  15. 15. Floral, Shwedagon Paya, Yangon
  16. 16. Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (also known as Golden Rock) is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Myanmar.
  17. 17. It is a small pagoda (7.3 metres (24 ft)) built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees.
  18. 18. According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha's hair.
  19. 19. The balancing rock seems to defy gravity, as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill.
  20. 20. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo. It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Pagoda. adding gold leaf
  21. 21. A glimpse of the "gravity defying" Golden Rock is believed to be enough of an inspiration for any person to turn to Buddhism.
  22. 22. Burma announced an overnight transfer of government offices 200 miles north from the historic capital Rangoon to Naypyidaw in 2005 to commence on the hour chosen by the then dictator Senior General Than Shwe’s personal astrologer. The development seemed to herald yet another step back for a country virtually destroyed since the military took power in a 1962 coup.
  23. 23. Naypyidaw, the new capital of Burma – Uppatasanti Pagoda
  24. 24. Naypyidaw, the new capital of Burma Uppatasanti Pagoda
  25. 25. And, like ancient Xanadu and dozens of other citadels built to glorify one man, its flaws are his flaws. Today, all the main landmarks – most notably the presidential palace and parliament – are surrounded by a moat that can only be crossed by a series of bridges.
  26. 26. A Western diplomat travelling here said Naypyidaw was so vast it could only be comprehended from space. “The only real way to get a sense of this place is from Google Earth,” he said. “Then you see the distance between the building, set far apart to survive air raids.”
  27. 27. Padauk, national flower The Myanmar lunar month of Tagu, which usually falls in the month of April, is the month of the Myanmar New Year. It this time of the year the leaves of most trees, large and small, have dried up, curled crisp and fallen. But one large tree stands tall and green with its canopy of emerald leaves. That is the ‘Padauk’ – the gum-kino tree (Pterocarpus macrocarpus). The Padauk is waiting for the first rain showers to burst forth into bloom with its tiny fragrant yellow gold flowers. The first light showers of April usually herald the Thingyan Festival and bring the Padauk to bloom in all its glory. For the Myanmar people the Padauk tree is also a symbol of strength and durability.
  28. 28. Dragon fruit, or pitaya, is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America
  29. 29. Dragon fruit, or pitaya, are also cultivated in
  30. 30. Burmese pink cassia
  31. 31. Ixora rosea
  32. 32. rambutan
  33. 33. rambutan
  34. 34. French marigold (Tagetes patula)
  35. 35. Zebus (Bos primigenius indicus or Bos indicus or Bos taurus indicus), sometimes known as humped cattle or Brahman, are a type of domestic cattle originating in South Asia.
  36. 36. Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Yatanarbon - An auspicious wish

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