MYANMAR

Bagan, Mandalay province
Vase planted by Marie on February 6 2017

Bagan is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan from the 9th to the 13th centuries. Over 10,000 buddhist temples were originally built on the plains next to the Irrawaddy River. After centuries and extensive earthquake damage over the years, “only” 2200 temples, stupas and pagodas remain, in varying states of repair. It’s a highly touristy place. During rainy season the land is flooded, in the winter it’s cultivated by farmers to grow vegetables. Not easy to find a proper place for a vase. But being a highly revered pilgrimage place, surrounded by thousands of Buddha statues, I’m confident the vase will be protected and protect the area.