Preview
Click to preview Burma photo book

Burma, or Myanmar to give it its present-day name is full of paradoxes. It is one of the poorest countries in the world and yet has an abundance of natural resources including fertile land, ores of gold, silver and copper, and precious stones such as diamonds. It is a Buddhist country but has a long history of turmoil and even now spends 40% of government revenues on its armed forces. Its people are highly skilled but it has little by way of manufactured exports. It is not that these are new features of the country. Over the centuries they have all played an essential part in shaping a country that has an abundance of cultural attractions .

Without the minerals it would not have been able to afford the 60 tons of gold used to cover the Shwedagon Pagoda. Without its fertile land and efficient agriculture it would not have been able to feed the highly skilled artisans needed to build the countless exquisite pagodas scattered across the Bagan plain.

This book shows just some of the rich culture that has been Myanmar’s past. Let us hope that the present period of transition will lead to a future that is as rich as the past.

vinceharris

About the Author

Vincent Harris
vinceharris London, England

Publish Date  April 18, 2013

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  240 pgs   Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Travel

Tags  , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments (0)

Guarda - Travel photo book
Published April 18, 2013
Jackson Hole to Seattle - Travel photo book
Published April 18, 2013
Transylvania and Maramures - Travel photo book
Published April 18, 2013
Ghana - Travel photo book
Published April 18, 2013
The Golden Road to Samarkand - Travel photo book
Published February 09, 2012
Vietnam and Cambodia - Travel photo book
Published December 01, 2011
Bali and Lombok - Travel photo book
Published December 06, 2010
Thailand and Laos - Travel photo book
Published November 18, 2010
View More
Quantity

Blurb Sites

© 2014 Blurb