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Temples of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) The temples also known as "gu" were inspired by the rock caves of Buddhist. They were larger multi-storied buildings that one could enter. They were places of worships that included richly frescoed corridors with sacred shrines and images that could be worshipped.

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Myanmar (Burma) Thanakha, a unique make-up distinctive to people in Myanmar. The bark of the thanakha tree is ground into powder, mixed with water, then smeared onto faces, mainly to prevent sunburn, but also to serve as an mild astringent and cosmetic.

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This ruby and diamond bracelet contains 31 matched Burmese rubies with a total of 60 carats. The bracelet is on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Myanmar (formerly Burma) is the major source of rubies and sapphires.

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from TIME.com

17 Photos of History's Most Rebellious Women

17 of History’s Most Rebellious Women | Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu has been the foremost leader in the effort to democratize the Southeast Asian nation as well as a courageous advocate for human rights and peaceful revolution. She spent 15 years under house arrest when the government refused to cede power to her after her party was elected. (Alison Wright—Corbis)

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Come explore Yangon with Thahara and delve deeper into the history and culture of this incredible colonial city. Casting a golden glow over all of Yangon, the Shwedagon Pagoda is the focal point of the former capital, and the first stop of most peoples itineraries.

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Spinel - is the magnesium aluminium member of the larger spinel group of minerals. It has the formula MgAl2O4. Balas ruby is an old name for a rose-tinted variety. Pein Pyit, Mogok, Mandalay Division, Myanmar

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from Oddee

8 Most Extreme Cultural Body Modifications

The Kayan women of Northern Thailand are known for the exquisite and incredible brass coils they wear around their necks. They are often called the "long necks" or the "giraffe women" by outsiders and can wear up to 25 coils, which many never take off.

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Homem datilografa em inglês uma mensagem a pedido do cliente, em Myanmar (Burma ou Birmânia). Da galeria: Basta escrever. Fotografia: Steve McCurry.

from I Speak Awanthi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi. FAMOUS AS: Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar BORN ON: 19 June 1945 BORN IN: Yangon (Rangoon), Burma (Myanmar) NATIONALITY: Myanmar WORKS & ACHIEVEMENTS: Leader of the National League for Democracy; Nobel Peace Prize Winner (1991)

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