Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Buddhist's most sacred place in Myanmar, overlooking Yangon city

Location: 

ဗဟန်းလမ်း, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Duration: 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Personal highlights

  1. Shwedagon Pagoda: most sacred Buddhist place in Myanmar
  2. Design: covered with gold, decorated with gems, surrounded by statues
  3. History: built in the 6th century containing some hairs of the Buddha 
  4. Spirituality: me nearly getting an overdose of shrines and statues
  5. Monks: me talking to a local monk and getting a personal present

Image sources

  1. Golden Shwedagon pagoda
  2. Green Spirit protecting the entrance
  3. Buddha statue water fountain
  4. Local monks buying books
  5. Buddhists praying in Yangon

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