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With a forgotten temple city, Myanmar hopes to strike tourism gold

Motorbike Koe Thaung Temple.JPG

The Guardian: "With a forgotten temple city, Myanmar hopes to strike tourism gold"

When time began there lived a lonely monkey who met a peacock, who laid an egg from which was born a mighty prince who built a city on the spot of his birth and called it “monkey egg”. Whatever the myths around its creation, by the 15th century, Mrauk U (Monkey Egg) was the capital of a powerful kingdom and one of the richest cities in Asia...

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