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What Is the Glass Palace Chronicle and Why Is It Important?

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What Is the Glass Palace Chronicle and Why Is It Important?

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One of the most important sources of Burmese history is a document known as the Glass Palace Chronicle. The story it tells isn't always reliable, but it remains a key guide to the region's history and mythology.

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Burma and Buddhism are intertwined, thanks to centuries of ancient mythology and thousands of golden monuments of worship. It all began with the Pagan Kingdom about 1,000 years ago, when Anawrahta, a great king, and Shin Arahan, a Buddhist monk, together incited one of the greatest religious reformations in Asian history. Join us as we explore this spiritual revolution and how it triggered a wave of temple-building in honor of the Buddha.

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