The Sun rises over began the city of million pagodas although the centuries-old shrines do not actually total in the millions there are over, of them scattered along the planes making began the largest temple city in the world from the th to the th centuries boggin was the capital, and the political, and cultural center of the Empire during its peak, Buddhist temples pagodas, and monasteries stretched across the square miles of the Empire we're looking at more tables than we could possibly count in the afternoon wander through the stalls of the colorful neon new market, and shop like the locals meets fish, and locally grown produce are brought in daily from the village farms.
I think, it's fascinating to see that every day shoppers come in, and get plate hey, it's exotic. You'll see a lot of things. You'll never see anywhere else exotic like the durian fruit known for its pungent smell it smells like hell tastes like heaven roughly miles to the northeast of bug on his mandalay the second largest city in burma its namesake mandalay hill offers breathtaking views of the city located near its base lies xuan, and da monastery once part of the royal palace in Amara pora it was dismantled moved to Mandalay, and converted into a monastery in its walls, and roof are adorned with teak carvings of Buddhist myth the monastery is the only original teak wooden building of the Royal Palace to survive the destruction to Mandalay during World War two Burma accounts for one third of the world's teak production, and the hardwood is commonly found in ancient Burmese construction like the you Bainbridge it stretches almost three-quarters of a mile over the shallow Fong faman lake, and has withstood the elements for more than two centuries mysterious, and unknown Burma's warm welcoming people are ready to meet you, and to show off the country that they have worked.
So hard to build gilded temples, and countless pagodas stand proud on the banks of the Irrawaddy River which flows through the heart of Burma recently open to visitors Burma remains one of the least Western influenced countries in Southeast Asia what will new visitors here discover along the banks of the Irrawaddy River perhaps a horse-drawn carriage ride to explore the began archeological zone or a stroll through a bustling market where the locals peddled their wares or maybe a walk across the you bein bridge the longest teakwood bridge in the world firma as a country has kind of been in the shadows of the world, it's a great opportunity to come at a time when the country is moving into a modern era.