Subtitled as a collection of the greatest wonders in Myanmar, it is no surprise that the bulk of this informative and well-researched collated series of articles focus on the largest and oldest ‘religious’ monuments; the monasteries, images and pagodas that the nation is renowned for. Yet, given the author’s knowledge, there is a regrettable sense of omission, as if the book is only half complete, for only towards the book’s end does he stray into secular wonders; Myanmar’s engineering marvels and geological oddities that must surely compete with religious structures as superlatives that rival others in the world.
Title: Myanmar Superlatives
Author: Dr Khin Maung Nyunt
Publisher: Unity Publishing House
(Sadaik Shorts is a series of very short reviews of fiction and non-fiction from Myanmar writers in English)