Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

September 9th, 2013


Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred pagoda for the Burmese as it houses eight hairs of Gautama, the historical Buddha, as well as relics from the previous 3 Buddhas. It is said to be 2500 years old and is a 98-metre (321.5 feet) gilded stupa with valuable gems in the top. When walking around a pagoda you must go clockwise.

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