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The Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon, Myanmar

 The Shwedagon Pagoda or Stupa is also called the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda...

Shwedagon Pagoda

 The Shwedagon Pagoda or Stupa is also called the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda is located to the west of the Kandawgyi Lake, on the Singuttara hill in Yangon, Burma, Myanmar, thus dominating the skyline of the city, is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese because it is a home of four past relics of Buddhas and enshrined within: the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koagaman, and was built to give shelter to the piece of the robe of Kassapa and eight strands hairs of Buddha.

Great Dagon Pagoda

The structure is estimated 1000 to 2500 years old, whereas its exact age is still unknown to anyone. They, the Buddhists, believe that this pagoda was built during the time of Buddha and has been destroyed numerous times due to natural disasters.

Golden Pagoda

It is 99 meters gilded pagoda or 321.5 feet exact height, made up of thick quote of real golds and diamonds, rubies and precious gems.  It is also said that the entire city of Myanmar has contributed gold to the pagoda so that it can be maintained well. This all started from the queen of Shin Sawbu who donated gold equal to her own weight. It is one of the most beautiful temple in the world due to its beautiful designs, effects and as well as the significance to the Buddhism religion.


The Shwedagon can be reached from all four sides of the hill. On the east and south, one can see vendors selling different kinds of items like the flags, books and images of Lord Buddha. A pair of lions guards the entrance to the Shrine. It is also said that the entire city of Myanmar has contributed gold to the pagoda so that it can be maintained well. This all started from the queen of Shin Sawbu who donated gold equal to her own weight.


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