This photograph was taken at Bagan, Burma. At the right time of the day the light streams through this window and onto the heart of this 1,000 year old Buddha. Compassion is a central precept of Buddhism. A filter was employed to prolong the exposure, in this case 3 seconds. Bagan and its 4,000 temples (once 13,000 before being destroyed by Kublai Khan and his Mongols in 1287) is widely considered one of the great archaeological sites of the world. Thank you to Aung Pyae Soe of Luminous Journeys for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with A Luxury Travel Blogs readers, please contact us.
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