Colonial Architecture Project

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by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada

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Rangoon, Shwedagon Pagoda

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6th - 10th century AD. Burma's most important pagoda, it lies north of the city in a region once preferred by British officials. Although much of it is ancient many of the buildings were rebuilt in the 20th century, under British occupation, after a devastating fire in 1931.

Gauvin Alexander Bailey
Burmese style, temple
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