Each kingdom gave its own character to Buddha statues. Here the most important Burmese periods & styles.
Buddha images from this period are the oldest images of Burma.
Bagan is an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhists around the world.
The Toungoo period is considered the golden age of Burma.
Ava, also known as Innwa, is located south of the city Mandalay.
The old name Amarapura means 'The City of Immortality'.
The Tai-Shan people are believed to have migrated from Yunnan in China.
Mandalay was considered the center of the Buddhist universe in Myanmar.
The ancient Arakan kingdom was located in the west of Burma in the now called Rakhine state.
The Mon played an important role in the spread of Buddhism.
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