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Photograph of the bell at Mingun Pagoda in Mingun, Burma (Myanmar), taken by Willoughby Wallace Hooper in 1886.

Photograph of the bell at Mingun Pagoda in Mingun, Burma (Myanmar), taken by Willoughby Wallace Hooper in 1886.

Once upon a time, around the late 1400's, four sisters from Mon took part in the construction of four buddhas in Bago and they made a pact that if one of them married, then one of the Buddhas would fall off. Curiously, in 1930 an earthquake hit the area, destroying the Kassapa Buddha. Granted it'd be about 450 years between the start of construction and the earthquake, but perhaps one of the sisters found true love?

Once upon a time, around the late 1400's, four sisters from Mon took part in the construction of four buddhas in Bago and they made a pact that if one of them married, then one of the Buddhas would fall off. Curiously, in 1930 an earthquake hit the area, destroying the Kassapa Buddha. Granted it'd be about 450 years between the start of construction and the earthquake, but perhaps one of the sisters found true love?

Photo of the Day: Preparing a Meal for the Monks Photo by Kyaw Kyaw Winn (Yangon, Myanmar); Bago Myanmar

Photo of the Day: Preparing a Meal for the Monks Photo by Kyaw Kyaw Winn (Yangon, Myanmar); Bago Myanmar

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