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Southeast Asia is an ideal travel holiday and vacation destination offering all what people like for their most precious time of the year regardless of age and gender. Most countries which are clustered along the equator are tuned for the tourists and have the right spots to make everyone happy. What needs you to do? Not much just do as locals do which means such simple things keep in mind that east meets west but with different traditions and rules. Hotels and resorts are plenty beaches and island too and just think positive there is no need to be negative because everything is not the way you are used at home. ​​

Bagan Stupa and Shrine

Bagan Stupa and Shrine

Mystic  Myanmar ASEAN Architecture

Temples in ASEAN


Stupa definition

Images of Buddhist Shrines
Although the shape of a stupa is more or less a bell enclosing a huge pile of earth, stones and bricks the meaning is the important subject.

Considering that a pagoda was one of the first religious monuments (a stupa is finally a pagoda) it is the simplest way to build something upwards and it points to heaven that is the meaning.

Over time this monuments morphed into temple structures because people wanted to enter the holy shrines a stupa cant be entered so the meaning is also a bit different. This is a closed and filled up structure from the very beginning of construction only a small chamber was made inside to house donations and religious items including Buddha relicts.

 
  1. Buddha Temple in Penang Malaysia
  2. temple and pagoda
  3. golden Buddha stupa
  4. sule stupa yangon
  5. jade Buddha shrine
  6. hundreds of stupas
  7. Hindu shrine in Bangkok
  8. a buddha shrine near Bago Myanmar
  9. Buddhist temple interior
Buddhist stupas in Mandalay
the shwedagon stupa


Into a Stupa is no walk in

Above is the Stupa assemble on Mandalay Hill with the palace in the back right. There is a road to the top but many people walk for merit somehow.

Mystic Images

Although they all somehow look the same the shape is marginally different, they are also built in various sizes and materials. Most common are bricks and stones, the are covered with plaster and painted in white.

Sometime if the builder has some extra money they cover them even with gold plates, some good example are the Shwedagon Stupa in Yangon and the Shwezigon in Bagan for genuine Burmese Days. Buddhist devotees have placed relics in a small chamber inside the stupa, of remembrance and for the construction of the stupa sacrificed precious objects. As such a basic type of stupa is a characteristic a religious building, with some specific differences in forms and materials used to various countries
.


Over the centuries it has undergone a complicated symbolic interpretation that is related to the cosmological ideas of peoples. The pagoda structure is regarded as an image of the universe, its creative powers, a tree or fountainhead of life, as the embodiment of various mental states which express the development and the state of mind of the people, and sometimes even as a symbolic iconic representation of Buddha.

In all this, the characteristic of the thinking of medieval man believes reflects; after the symbolic architectural form expresses the cosmic order. The great stupas were the focus of architectural ensembles that also included works of fine art. The stupa or Buddha sculptures were subjects of the veneration which numerous reliefs, however, the walls and gates are much decorated and never regarded as an object of worship, below is the Botahtaung Pagoda.
Botahtaung Pagoda
Buddha Sculptures
Photos of Statues
This vividly shows the life of Gautama Buddha, from his previous incarnations of his virtues and his intellectual and moral victories. They represented a kind of introduction to Buddhism, which served the match, the construction and preparation of the uninitiated. This feature of the works of fine art certainly also has something to do with the interpretation of the religious symbolic.

In the early Buddhist art and on the reliefs of stone fences, which (1st to 3rd century) and Amaravati (1st-2nd century) surrounded the Indian stupas in Bharhut (2nd century), Sanchi, symbolized the image of the Stupa one of the four major events in the life of Gautama Buddha, namely the Parinirvana, the "way to the Nirvana", was received immediately after his death.
  1. Beautiful Jade Buddha statues
  2. smiling Buddha from Ayutthata
  3. Sitting Buddha in Sukhuthai
  4. Sitting Buddha from Bagan
Buddha Statues

Sculptures are probably the most popular representations of Lord Buddha.
The come made from many materials and in various styles with art attributes of every particular country. E.g. a Thai Buddha statue looks different to a Cambodian, a Myanmar (Burmese), Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan and other.

There are old and new objects made from stone, bronze, gold, brass, marble, wood, glass, ceramic and other material. They are often commercially exploited, in particular in Thailand where they place them on certain places to earn money with.

Bagan Stupa and Shrine

Mystic  Myanmar ASEAN Architecture

Temples in ASEAN


Stupa definition

Images of Buddhist Shrines
Although the shape of a stupa is more or less a bell enclosing a huge pile of earth, stones and bricks the meaning is the important subject.

Considering that a pagoda was one of the first religious monuments (a stupa is finally a pagoda) it is the simplest way to build something upwards and it points to heaven that is the meaning.

Over time this monuments morphed into temple structures because people wanted to enter the holy shrines a stupa cant be entered so the meaning is also a bit different. This is a closed and filled up structure from the very beginning of construction only a small chamber was made inside to house donations and religious items including Buddha relicts.

 
  1. Buddha Temple in Penang Malaysia
  2. temple and pagoda
  3. golden Buddha stupa
  4. sule stupa yangon
  5. jade Buddha shrine
  6. hundreds of stupas
  7. Hindu shrine in Bangkok
  8. a buddha shrine near Bago Myanmar
  9. Buddhist temple interior
Buddhist stupas in Mandalay
the shwedagon stupa


Into a Stupa is no walk in

Above is the Stupa assemble on Mandalay Hill with the palace in the back right. There is a road to the top but many people walk for merit somehow.

Mystic Images

Although they all somehow look the same the shape is marginally different, they are also built in various sizes and materials. Most common are bricks and stones, the are covered with plaster and painted in white.

Sometime if the builder has some extra money they cover them even with gold plates, some good example are the Shwedagon Stupa in Yangon and the Shwezigon in Bagan for genuine Burmese Days. Buddhist devotees have placed relics in a small chamber inside the stupa, of remembrance and for the construction of the stupa sacrificed precious objects. As such a basic type of stupa is a characteristic a religious building, with some specific differences in forms and materials used to various countries
.


Over the centuries it has undergone a complicated symbolic interpretation that is related to the cosmological ideas of peoples. The pagoda structure is regarded as an image of the universe, its creative powers, a tree or fountainhead of life, as the embodiment of various mental states which express the development and the state of mind of the people, and sometimes even as a symbolic iconic representation of Buddha.

In all this, the characteristic of the thinking of medieval man believes reflects; after the symbolic architectural form expresses the cosmic order. The great stupas were the focus of architectural ensembles that also included works of fine art. The stupa or Buddha sculptures were subjects of the veneration which numerous reliefs, however, the walls and gates are much decorated and never regarded as an object of worship, below is the Botahtaung Pagoda.
Botahtaung Pagoda
Buddha Sculptures
Photos of Statues
This vividly shows the life of Gautama Buddha, from his previous incarnations of his virtues and his intellectual and moral victories. They represented a kind of introduction to Buddhism, which served the match, the construction and preparation of the uninitiated. This feature of the works of fine art certainly also has something to do with the interpretation of the religious symbolic.

In the early Buddhist art and on the reliefs of stone fences, which (1st to 3rd century) and Amaravati (1st-2nd century) surrounded the Indian stupas in Bharhut (2nd century), Sanchi, symbolized the image of the Stupa one of the four major events in the life of Gautama Buddha, namely the Parinirvana, the "way to the Nirvana", was received immediately after his death.
  1. Beautiful Jade Buddha statues
  2. smiling Buddha from Ayutthata
  3. Sitting Buddha in Sukhuthai
  4. Sitting Buddha from Bagan
Buddha Statues

Sculptures are probably the most popular representations of Lord Buddha.
The come made from many materials and in various styles with art attributes of every particular country. E.g. a Thai Buddha statue looks different to a Cambodian, a Myanmar (Burmese), Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan and other.

There are old and new objects made from stone, bronze, gold, brass, marble, wood, glass, ceramic and other material. They are often commercially exploited, in particular in Thailand where they place them on certain places to earn money with.

Bagan Stupa and Shrine

Mystic  Myanmar ASEAN Architecture

Temples in ASEAN


Stupa definition

Images of Buddhist Shrines
Although the shape of a stupa is more or less a bell enclosing a huge pile of earth, stones and bricks the meaning is the important subject.

Considering that a pagoda was one of the first religious monuments (a stupa is finally a pagoda) it is the simplest way to build something upwards and it points to heaven that is the meaning.

Over time this monuments morphed into temple structures because people wanted to enter the holy shrines a stupa cant be entered so the meaning is also a bit different. This is a closed and filled up structure from the very beginning of construction only a small chamber was made inside to house donations and religious items including Buddha relicts.

 
  1. Buddha Temple in Penang Malaysia
  2. temple and pagoda
  3. golden Buddha stupa
  4. sule stupa yangon
  5. jade Buddha shrine
  6. hundreds of stupas
  7. Hindu shrine in Bangkok
  8. a buddha shrine near Bago Myanmar
  9. Buddhist temple interior
Buddhist stupas in Mandalay
the shwedagon stupa


Into a Stupa is no walk in

Above is the Stupa assemble on Mandalay Hill with the palace in the back right. There is a road to the top but many people walk for merit somehow.

Mystic Images

Although they all somehow look the same the shape is marginally different, they are also built in various sizes and materials. Most common are bricks and stones, the are covered with plaster and painted in white.

Sometime if the builder has some extra money they cover them even with gold plates, some good example are the Shwedagon Stupa in Yangon and the Shwezigon in Bagan for genuine Burmese Days. Buddhist devotees have placed relics in a small chamber inside the stupa, of remembrance and for the construction of the stupa sacrificed precious objects. As such a basic type of stupa is a characteristic a religious building, with some specific differences in forms and materials used to various countries
.


Over the centuries it has undergone a complicated symbolic interpretation that is related to the cosmological ideas of peoples. The pagoda structure is regarded as an image of the universe, its creative powers, a tree or fountainhead of life, as the embodiment of various mental states which express the development and the state of mind of the people, and sometimes even as a symbolic iconic representation of Buddha.

In all this, the characteristic of the thinking of medieval man believes reflects; after the symbolic architectural form expresses the cosmic order. The great stupas were the focus of architectural ensembles that also included works of fine art. The stupa or Buddha sculptures were subjects of the veneration which numerous reliefs, however, the walls and gates are much decorated and never regarded as an object of worship, below is the Botahtaung Pagoda.
Botahtaung Pagoda
Buddha Sculptures
Photos of Statues
This vividly shows the life of Gautama Buddha, from his previous incarnations of his virtues and his intellectual and moral victories. They represented a kind of introduction to Buddhism, which served the match, the construction and preparation of the uninitiated. This feature of the works of fine art certainly also has something to do with the interpretation of the religious symbolic.

In the early Buddhist art and on the reliefs of stone fences, which (1st to 3rd century) and Amaravati (1st-2nd century) surrounded the Indian stupas in Bharhut (2nd century), Sanchi, symbolized the image of the Stupa one of the four major events in the life of Gautama Buddha, namely the Parinirvana, the "way to the Nirvana", was received immediately after his death.
  1. Beautiful Jade Buddha statues
  2. smiling Buddha from Ayutthata
  3. Sitting Buddha in Sukhuthai
  4. Sitting Buddha from Bagan
Buddha Statues

Sculptures are probably the most popular representations of Lord Buddha.
The come made from many materials and in various styles with art attributes of every particular country. E.g. a Thai Buddha statue looks different to a Cambodian, a Myanmar (Burmese), Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan and other.

There are old and new objects made from stone, bronze, gold, brass, marble, wood, glass, ceramic and other material. They are often commercially exploited, in particular in Thailand where they place them on certain places to earn money with.