Contest #379 Answer: the Ananda temple in Bagan, Myanmar

This week’s contest was a bit easier than the previous two, as seen by the number of correct responses!

The Ananda Temple located in Bagan, Myanmar is a Buddhist temple built in 1105 AD during the reign (1084–1113) of King Kyanzittha of the Pagan Dynasty. It is one of four surviving temples in Bagan.


Those who went back in time and didn’t need any help:

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Walter_V_R
  • mehmet durmus
  • steve willis
  • krenek
  • Phil Ower
  • Charley Seavey
  • Steve Hoge
  • rob de wolff
  • Marcel

And those who were successful with a bit of help:

  • Bill Close

Contest #376 Answer: Socompa Volcano, on the border between Chile and Argentina

Socompa volcano, located on the border between Chile and Argentina

The debris avalanche that occurred here over 10,000 years ago is one of the best preserved examples.

It is about 10 times bigger than the one that happened whenMount St. Helens erupted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socompa


Those who dug themselves out included:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Paul Voestermans
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • steve willis
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Chris Nason
  • Felix Bossert
  • Garfield
  • krenek
  • mehmet durmus

Contest #375 Answer: Almirante Schroeders Airport, Isla Dawson, Chile

Almirante Schroeders Airport on Isla Dawson, extreme southern Chile.

Isla Dawson was used on two occasions as a prison camp by the Chilean government:

  • pre-1890: internment camp for native people
  • around 1973-74: as a prison camp for Chilean political prisoners

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson_Island

Those who went way, way south and found the location:

  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • krenek
  • mehmet durmus
  • Phil Owe
  • steve willis
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans

Contest #373 Answer: Castlewellan Peace Maze

Castlewellan Forest park’s ‘Peace Maze’ was commissioned in 1998 and in 2000 and 2001 over 4000 school children and 1000 people attended community planting days to plant the maze’s 6000 yew trees.

The design for the maze was conceived by Beverley Lear of Lear Associates who used the best idea’s from thousands of children’s designs that were submitted at the time.

The maze is one of Northern Irelands fastest growing tourist attractions, with over 240,000 visits between the opening date in September 2001 and June 2004.
The whole maze covers nearly 3 acres and has 2.18 miles of pathway.



Until 2007 the Peace Maze was the largest permanent hedge maze in the world and held the guinness world record. The current record holder is the ‘Pineapple Garden Maze’ in Hawaii with 2.46 miles of pathway.

Upon solving the maze there is a bell to ring at the centre. This bell is considered to be one of the most frequently rung bells in Ireland, with over half a million rings every year.

From http://www.castlewellancastle.org

Those who rung the bell:

  • Charley Seavey
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • krenek
  • Lighthouse
  • mehmet durmus
  • Phil Ower
  • rob de wolff
  • steve willis
  • Walter_V_R
  • Ben S
  • Paul Voestermans
  • R Hays
  • steven simmons

After the hint:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Chris Nason
  • Gillian B
  • Steve Hoge