Asia Treasures - Shwedagon Pagoda for iPad - Historical Sites of Burma

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[] Park Lane Editions, Ltd. today is pleased to introduce Asia Treasures - Shwedagon Pagoda 1.0 for iPad, their Travel app that explores in text and pictures one of the most breathtaking sites in Southeast Asia, the shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda is located in the heart of Rangoon, Burma's capital. More than a « pagoda » the Shwedagon Pagoda is a 98 meters high Stupa covered by thousands of gold leafs and surrounded by 64 small temples with four bigger temples at each of the cardinal points. In each temple all around the Stupa we find, of course, several Buddha statues as well as a huge 42-ton bell given by King Tharrawaddy in 1841.
It's also at the Shwedagon Pagoda that Peace Nobel Aung San Suu Kyi delivered her first political speech calling for democracy in a country ruled by the military since 1962. It is also there that her father, the general Aung San, hero of Burma's independence asked the British Empire to free Burma in 1946. And in 2007 the Shwedagon Pagoda was the rallying point of buddhist monks who demonstrated against the regime during the « safran revolution ».

The app includes hundreds of never-seen-before HD photos in four chapters, Wikipedia links for additional information, a thumbnail gallery of each chapter, maps of Burma and Rangoon, a Favorites Library, and tips on travel and hotels. 

Feature Highlights:
* Hundreds of original, color photographs in HD 
* A stunning coffee table book for iPad of the stunning beauty of Shwedagon Pagoda giant Stupa and magnificent temples
* Easy navigation using swipe, slideshow, or thumbnail functions
* In-app connectivity with Wikipedia for additional information on each photo
* A special "How to Go" section with travel and hotel tips

Asia Treasures - Shwedagon Pagoda contains four chapters: Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon, Governor's Residence and Old Maps. The app functions in both portrait and landscape orientations, and has two modes of operation. In standard mode a translucent menu bar remains onscreen, which contains the Favorites, Menu, Map, Diaporama, and Gallery buttons, as well as the title of each chapter and a Wikipedia link. Photos remain onscreen indefinitely and the swipe gesture moves the viewer forward or backward. Users may zoom in by means of the standard two-finger spread gesture. In Diaporama (diorama + panorama) mode the menu bar disappears, and each chapter is displayed as a slide show, with photos onscreen 5 seconds each.

"All the beauty of the Shwedagon Pagoda is not only coming from its shining stupa or the magnificent temples all around it, but also because the place is full of devoted Burmeses praying all over the site day and night. The Shwedagon Pagoda is definitely one of the most fascinating places in Asia" stated Park Lane photographer. "Whether you are an armchair adventurer or a globe-trotting traveler, Asia Treasures - Shwedagon Pagoda will provide you with an in-depth look at one of the most beautiful and holiest site in Southeast Asia." 

Language Support:
* US English and French

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad 
* iOS 4.2 or later
* 7.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Asia Treasures - Shwedagon Pagoda 1.0 is $0.99 USD or 0.79€ (special introductory price for limited time) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. Review copies and iTunes promo code for a free download of the App are available upon request.

Park Lane Editions, Ltd. is a British company specializing in products for Apple iOS and OS X. Copyright (C) 2010 Park Lane Editions. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. 


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