THATBYINNYU TEMPLE, PAGAN. PHOTO: MINNIE KENT BIGGS – TAASA Review September 2013

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Everywhere I looked there was another, different arrangement of pagodas.

A sea of stones, dull brown brick mounds, rich red brick structures with sandstone carved facings, soaring whitewashed brick buildings, some topped with golden domes: 4,000 built over 200 years.

Only 2,000 remain, many crumbling, in various stages of collapse, some completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1975...