From March to May, the country becomes very hot, particularly the dry Zone of the central plains where Bagan and Mandalay often see temperatures in excess of 40°C. FACT FILE Population 55 million Language Burmese (Myanmar) Currency Kyat ...
Author: John Oates
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Myanmar (Burma) is the essential travel guide to this intriguing and once-isolated country. For so long off the tourist map, Myanmar's recent tentative steps on the road to democracy have opened the door to a beautiful and beguiling destination. And whether you're exploring the temple-strewn plains of Bagan, trekking through remote villages in Hsipaw or being punted around the stilt villages of magnificent Inle Lake, this digital guide has all the advice you'll need - with detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpointing the best (and best-value) hotels, restaurants, shops and bars. Also included is a Basics section with practical information on transport, food, drink, costs and health, and a handy Burmese language section. (Equivalent printed page extent 70 pages).
Mackinder trained Fisher to photograph from an imperial point of view. ... capture his impressions by taking photographs from moving trains, as is shown for example in his 'Railway Snapshots between Pagan and Rangoon', in Burma (illus.
Author: James R. Ryan
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Coinciding with the extraordinary expansion of Britain's overseas empire under Queen Victoria, the invention of photography allowed millions to see what they thought were realistic and unbiased pictures of distant peoples and places. This supposed accuracy also helped to legitimate Victorian geography's illuminations of the "darkest" recesses of the globe with the "light" of scientific mapping techniques. But as James R. Ryan argues in Picturing Empire, Victorian photographs reveal as much about the imaginative landscapes of imperial culture as they do about the "real" subjects captured within their frames. Ryan considers the role of photography in the exploration and domestication of foreign landscapes, in imperial warfare, in the survey and classification of "racial types," in "hunting with the camera," and in teaching imperial geography to British schoolchildren. Ryan's careful exposure of the reciprocal relation between photographic image and imperial imagination will interest all those concerned with the cultural history of the British Empire.
Travel writer George W. Bird provided an excellent snapshot of the condition of Burmese monuments at the time. ... Prome, Moulmein, Sagaing, Mingun, Inwa, Shwebo, and especially Pagan.36 The first impression from Bird's accounts is of ...
Author: William R. Chapman
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
The ancient ruins of Southeast Asia have long sparked curiosity and romance in the world’s imagination. They appear in accounts of nineteenth-century French explorers, as props for Indiana Jones’ adventures, and more recently as the scene of Lady Lara Croft’s fantastical battle with the forces of evil. They have been featured in National Geographic magazine and serve as backdrops for popular television travel and reality shows. Now William Chapman’s expansive new study explores the varied roles these monumental remains have played in the histories of Southeast Asia’s modern nations. Based on more than fifteen years of travel, research, and visits to hundreds of ancient sites, A Heritage of Ruins shows the close connection between “ruins conservation” and both colonialism and nation building. It also demonstrates the profound impact of European-derived ideas of historic and aesthetic significance on ancient ruins and how these continue to color the management and presentation of sites in Southeast Asia today. Angkor, Pagan (Bagan), Borobudur, and Ayutthaya lie at the center of this cultural and architectural tour, but less visited sites, including Laos’s stunning Vat Phu, the small temple platforms of Malaysia’s Lembah Bujang Valley, the candi of the Dieng Plateau in Java, and the ruins of Mingun in Burma and Wiang Kum Kam near Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, are also discussed. All share a relative isolation from modern urban centers of population, sitting in park-like settings, serving as objects of tourism and as lynchpins for local and even national economies. Chapman argues that these sites also remain important to surrounding residents, both as a means of income and as continuing sources of spiritual meaning. He examines the complexities of heritage efforts in the context of present-day expectations by focusing on the roles of both outside and indigenous experts in conservation and management and on attempts by local populations to reclaim their patrimony and play a larger role in protection and interpretation. Tracing the history of interventions aimed at halting time’s decay, Chapman provides a chronicle of conservation efforts over a century and a half, highlighting the significant part foreign expertise has played in the region and the ways that national programs have, in recent years, begun to break from earlier models. The book ends with suggestions for how Southeast Asian managers and officials might best protect their incomparable heritage of art and architecture and how this legacy might be preserved for future generations.
A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience Justin Wintle. the flow of Mongol rapacity. ... Kublai had already demanded tribute of Pagan's ruler, the vicious King Narathihapate – the usual prelude to a Mongol onslaught.
Author: Justin Wintle
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, “just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death.” Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the world’s foremost inspirational revolutionary leaders. Considered to be Burma’s best hope for freedom, she has waged a war of steadfast nonviolent opposition to the country’s vicious militant regime. Because of her resistance to the brutality of the Burmese government, she has been under house arrest since 1989. She has endured failing health, vilification through the Burmese media, and cruel imprisonment in one of the world’s most dreadful and inhumane jails. Suu Kyi has fought every hardship the junta could put her through, yet she has never once wavered from her position, never once advocated violence, and persevered in her message of peaceful resistance at all costs, earning her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, placing her among the likes of such renowned champions of peace as Gandhi, King, and Mandela. She is a truly heroic revolutionary. In Perfect Hostage, the most thorough biography of Suu Kyi to date, Justin Wintle tells both the story of the Burmese people and the story of an ordinary person who became a hero.
Did Aung Soe know Affandi well or was this snapshot a memento of a casual encounter ? ... just as Burmese painters — Kin Maung ( Bank ) , Paw Oo Thet , Aung Khin , Aung Soe — visited Pagan in the post - World War II years.73 In both ...
Author: Andrew Ranard
The first comprehensive history of Burmese painting, from eleventh-century Pagan to the present
The SLORC Since the coup d'état on 18 Sept 1988 , Burma has been ruled by the State Law and Order Restoration Council ... American diplomats enjoy posing for snapshots beneath the one which faces their Rangoon embassy ; it reads ...
Author: Harvard University. LibraryPublish On: 1968
N.Y. , 1912 , Hose , Charles . The Pagan tribes of Bornec . London , 1912 . Kelly , R.T. Eurma , painted and described . London , 1912 . Lasa ulce , A. La commune Annarite . Paris , 1912 . Law , J. Indian snapshots . Calcutta , 1912 .
it did not deter more powerful aggressors from further afield ; and in the thirteenth century Pagan fell victim to its ... Whether Polo actually reached Burma , or merely regurgitated some tale he had heard as , languishing in a Genoese ...
Author: Justin Wintle
Publisher: Hutchinson Radius
Like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King And Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi Has Become An Iconic Figure. Awarded The Nobel Peace Prize In 1991, She Has Steadfastly Opposed Burma S Brutal Military Regime, Instituted By General Ne Win In 1962, Since 1988. But Her Leadership Of The Burmese Democracy Movement, And Her Ardent Advocacy Of Human Rights, Have Landed Her In Desperate Trouble.In 1989 She Was Placed Under House Arrest For The First Time. Today She Is Again Under House Arrest, Seemingly For Good. In The Years Between She Has Faced Constant Physical And Psychological Harassment. In 2003, During An Attempt On Her Life At Depayin, She Witnessed The Massacre Of Scores Of Her Followers.Aung San Suu Kyi Has Also Endured Involuntary Separation From Her Family Her English Husband Dr Michael Aris, And Their Two Sons. Aris S Death In 1999 Was Yet Another Cruel Twist Of The Knife. But Having Given Her Commitment To Her People, Nothing Can Deflect Suu Kyi From The Course She Has Adopted.Crucially, Her Martyred Father General Aung San Led Burma To Independence From The British. But If Aung San S Legacy Has Profoundly Affected His Daughter'S Choices, So Too Has The Disciplined Upbringing Given Her By Her Widowed Mother, Daw Khin Kyi.Justin Wintle Gives Us The Fullest Biography Of Aung San Suu Kyi To Date, Asking Searching Questions Along The Way. Is Aung San S Status As Hero Really Vouchsafed? And Is Aung San Suu Kyi S Insistence On Non-Violence Really Best Calculated To Bring Down A Junta Incapable Of Acting In Good Faith?There Are No Easy Answers. But By Also Telling Her Father S Story, And, Vitally, The Story Of The Burmese People At Large, Wintle Lays Bare The Ambiguities Which Nourish A Tragedy That Is National As Well As Personal.
Author: North American Publishing CompanyPublish On: 1994
BURMA ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT GDP : $ 22.2 Billion Per Capita : $ 530 Kyats ( K ) Per US $ 1.00 ( January - June 1993 ) ... to major cultural centers and their vicinities , including Rangoon , Mandalay , Pagan , Bago ( Pegu ) and Taunggyi .
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Beyond your snapshots of gorgeous sunsets and historic buildings, share your impressions of the people and ... We went to Burma in 1992 as a side trip from Thailand, not o knowing what was going on there, and found a police state!
Author: Al Fritsch
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Business & Economics
Tourism is the world's largest industry, and ecotourism is rapidly emerging as its fastest growing segment. As interest in nature travel increases, so does concern for conservation of the environment and the well-being of local peoples and cultures. Appalachia seems an ideal destination for ecotourists, with its rugged mountains, uniquely diverse forests, wild rivers, and lively arts culture. And ecotourism promises much for the region: protecting the environment while bringing income to disadvantaged communities. But can these promises be kept? Ecotourism in Appalachia examines both the potential and the threats that tourism holds for Central Appalachia. The authors draw lessons from destinations that have suffered from the "tourist trap syndrome," including Nepal and Hawaii. They conclude that only carefully regulated and locally controlled tourism can play a positive role in Appalachia's economic development.
French photojournalist Jean Lariviere funded his trips to Burma by photographing cars and chocolates , perfumes ... I had to get out there to taste the peaceful atmosphere of the Pagan temples without being interrupted by hordes of ...
... 346 Rangoon , Burma Agency meeting at , 159 Nyanja printing - press on Lake Nyasa , 6 Raynes , Rev. ... 192 Roman Catholic missions in Africa , 375 Pagan Africa , the Bible Society in , 7 , 49 , 91 Palaung version of the Gospels ...
MO Entering the Anondo Pagodo , one of the three principal shrines in the historic city of Pagan . trainees diligently studied to not only improve our journalistic knowledge but also to strengthen our belief in the Burmese Way to ...
As the battle for Saipan progressed, carrier planes continued to sweep Guam, Rota, Pagan and Iwo while the- AAF ... INDIA N OCEA N Long supply lines in Burma were vulnerable, but it was the Jap lines which were cut because our aviation ...
... of Pagan near the Irrawaddy River . The plane flies over green jungle , lakes , rivers , and fields . From the air , Burma seems unspoiled , as if it has somehow escaped the toxic and murderous disasters of the twentieth century .
1917 ) AN ENGLISH REGIMENT IN BURMA 147 “ I am sending you a couple of snapshots coffin was carried to the top of the bambooI took at a ... He had been dead some words of hope , and this pagan ceremony months , his body being embalmed .
... he had been recommended to me in Hong Kong as one who could facilitate my week's sojourn in Burma , and he had responded to my phone call with ... “ What other devise an itinerary to Taunggyi , Pagan calumnies should I watch for ?