A large structure called Bawbawgyi Paya appeared at the end of the gravel road

Bawbawgyi Paya at the end of the road
Shot at Thayekhittaya on the outskirts of Pyay, Myanmar
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I was told that there was no public transportation available, so I chartered a taxi from Pyay and headed for Thayekhittaya on the outskirts of the city. Thayekhittaya is the remains of a city where the capital of the Pyu dynasty, which existed from B.C. to the 9th century A.D., was located. The ruins of the city, which were recorded in the "Records of the Western Regions of the Great Tang Dynasty" written by Xuanzang on his way to India from the Tang Dynasty, were registered as a World Heritage Site in 2014 under the name "Pyu Ancient Cities."

The driver of the cab I boarded did not give me a guide, and we proceeded unhurriedly along the unpaved country roads. There were no signs, so I had no idea if we were already inside the ruins of a world heritage site or if we still had a ways to go.

In the meantime, a large structure appeared at the end of the gravel road. This structure was a stupa called Bawbawgyi Paya, which was built during the time when the capital was located here. It seemed that I had already stepped into the territory of the ancient kingdom of the Pyu people, the Thayekhittaya.

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PHOTO DATA

No

4666

Shooting Date

Mar 2010

Posted On

October 5, 2010

Modified On

February 2, 2022

Place

Pyay, Myanmar

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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