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Between the 11th and 14th century the kingdom of Bagan dominated the area from the Himalayas, Bengal, and the grate Kamer kingdom of Cambodia, ruling Burma and most of Thailand.
In Bagan in about 40 square Km, thousands of Buddhist temples where build, and at that time it was probably bigger then any single city outside of Asia.
The end of the kingdom/city was when Kubly-Kan’s rule spared down south, and at the same time when the Kamer left Angkor to Pnom-Phen, and the Sukothay kingdom in Thailand started to take control over Thailand and Burma.
Even today after big earthquakes there are still some 4000 temples standing and mocks time.
Since my first visit over there 20 years ago, until my last visit 5 years ago, the village that use to be between the temples and made kind of connection to the past, was moved by the government out of the temples area.
Still, it’s one of the most impressive temples site (along with Borobudur in Indonesia & Angkor in Cambodia) in East Asia and the world.
Traveling in the temples area is made by bicycles or hors-carriages, and in that same morning I went by bicycle to a high temple to see the reddish sunrise that can be seen in every not polluted atmosphere that exist in the third world countries.

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