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ID: 7002172
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7002172

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bagan (deserted settlement)  Bagan (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 21 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 21.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 094 51 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 94.8500  decimal degrees

Note: Known as the "City of 4 Million Pagodas," it has 5000 temples and pagodas devoted to Theravada Buddhism, most built between the 11th and 13th century when the city was the political and cultural center of the Burmese empire; succeeded by Ava, 14th century.

Names:
Bagan (preferred,C,V)
Old Bagan (C,V)
Pagan (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Myanmar (nation)  ........  Myanmar (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Mandalay (region (administrative division))  ............  Mandalay (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Bagan (deserted settlement)  ................  Bagan (deserted settlement) (P)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)  ............  town founded 109 AD; ruined by 16th cen.
religious center (H)  ............  of Buddhist learning under King Anawratha, ca. 1040 AD
national capital (H)  ............  of Burmese Pagan empire, ca. 1050-ca. 1298
inhabited place (H)

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Pagan .......... (inhabited place)
..............................  (World, Asia, Myanmar, Mandalay Division) [8698002]

Sources and Contributors:
Bagan..........  [VP]
..............  AATA database (1995-)
Old Bagan..........  [VP]
....................  Google Maps online (2000-) accessed 9 September 2016
Pagan..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 392
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-130
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 911
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 392
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-130
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 911
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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