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Buddhist monasteries, therefore, tended to expand around stupas (domed
monuments emblematic of the Buddhist truth, also called pagodas or dagabas) of
ever-increasing size and number; the preaching halls, libraries, and living
quarters for ...
In both Burma and Thailand a very large number of monasteries, usually
surrounding one or two principal pagodas, were constructed during the later
Middle Ages and into modern times. The major cities of Rangoon, Mandalay, and
... was moved to the present Bangkok, in 1782, no substantial artistic
development took place, though large pagodas were built and filled with rows of
images, many in gilt wood. A highly ornate interpretation of older, airily
flamboyant Burmese ...
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