Before the earthquake of 1975 there where more than 4400 structures between temples and pagodas. After that disaster there were still over 2200 temples and pagodas 🙏🙏🙏, last year there was another earthquake not so heavy but demage some of the temples and destroyed specially the ones that the military government remodeled...still after everything it is a impresive pkace and it seems that you will never end to visit and see every construction built during the Bagan Dynasty.❤ ......
Antes del terremoto del año 1975 habían mas de 4400 estructuras entre templos y pagodas. Después de ese desastre aún quedaron más de 2200!!!! Luego, a penas el año pasado hubo otro terremoto, que no fue tan fuerte pero que daño algunas estructuras, destruyó otras, pero principalmente las que habían sido remodeladas por el gobierno militar, no fueron restauraciones adecuadas...aún asi el lugar es impresionante, parecen interminables y da la sensación de que nunca terminarás de visitarlas todos los templos y pagodas construidos durante la Dinastía Bagan 🙏🙏🙏 #bagan#myanmar#temple#buddha#amazingplaces#buddhism#ITravelAlone#travellingaroundtheworld#travelmore#yoviajosola#viajeras#motivadasdeviaje#lovemyanmar#travellingwithhuawei#recorriendo#amaze#travellerphotography#soysiendoser
The only thing I focus on when I wanna quit is my kids, I don't want them to ever give up, and most importantly I want them to know that they need to take care of themselves and love themselves before they can love someone else
"Who were the clients on this hard-bitten islet that could afford to draw the bulk of the talent and muscle of the population away from the life-and-death struggle for food? Who were the patrons that could afford to copy nature and bury their dead in such huge and magnificently architected platforms? Who could pay for such finely-cut and fitted cyclone an masonry, as only the great prehistoric empires of Greece and Crete, or that of Egypt, or that of the Incas at the zenith of their power have indulged in?" - John Macmillan Brown, The Riddle of the Pacific, 1924
At a quick glance cultural elaborations such as Moai building seem to make little or no sense at all. Why spend so much labor and time on building so many large monuments instead of focusing the time and energy of the working people on cultivating land to feed and grow the population? In most Polynesian islands the practice is to have many children, large families in order to have a larger work force so that your family unit can plant and produce more, thus acquiring more wealth. On an island like Rapa Nui where it is extremely infertile due to the age of the soil, the survival structure that is practiced by way of selective forces is to have very few children and small family groups. Generally, when this is the case, more emphasis will be placed into cultural elaborations (such as Moai building) in order to show value as opposed to other Polynesian islands (such as Samoa) where them emphasis is placed on production of crops and goods and has very little cultural elaboration comparatively. The value of a cultural elaboration can not be faked, it is real and took real work to complete which compliments those who did the work and those who the work was done for; whoever the Moai is created for has obvious worth and power in the society and it is then reflected in the Moai. The workers who carved and transported the Moai show obvious value in the difficulty and precision of their labor and therefore gain notoriety.