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  1. by Myanmar Travel&Food | On December 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar and worth not only visiting it during the day, but also at night. It is located to the north of Yangon between People’s Park and Kandawgyi Lake, and visible from almost everywhere in the city, being the main element in Yangon’s skyline.

    Shwedagon Pagoda is breathtaking when you admire its golden colour. It’s 2,500 years old, 99 meters hight, and surrounded by 64 smaller pagodas plus four pagodas at the four cardinal points.

    The uppermost part called “hti”, meaning umbrella. It is encrusted with 4,531 diamonds, the largest of which is 72 carat.

    Shwedagon Pagoda is always full of worshippers who pray and light candles in a quiet and respectful way creating a magical atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.


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