August 29, 2011

Monk, Bagan

Photograph by Chien-Chi Chang, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A monk walks a dusty road in Bagan, the ancient capital of Myanmar (Burma)—and a sight to rival Cambodia's Angkor Wat. The area once held 13,000 pagodas dating back to the second century A.D., many built of brick that was plastered and painted. Earthquakes and the Ayeyarwady River destroyed more than 10,000 of them.

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