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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Ruins of Bagan

The ruins of Bagan lie spread out over the central plains of Myanmar. Here they are seen illuminated by a late afternoon sunbeam breaking through the clouds. This ancient city is fast-becoming Southeast Asia's premier archaeological tourist site alongside Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

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Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Myanmar
Copyright: © Matthew Sanchez