Myanmar's Most Sacred Pagoda

The most sacred pagoda in the Union of Myanmar is the mesmerizing Shwedagon Pagoda. It was built on Singuttara Hill and is standing proudly at 326 feet (99.4 meters). It can be visible even from miles away as it dominates the Yangon skyline. According to legend the pagoda is about 2,500 years old.

Shwedagon Pagoda glitters in gold with the perimeter measuring 432.8 meters (1,420 feet).
The place was an ancient sacred site where the relics of the three previous Buddhas were unearthed. Smaller shrines surrounds the pagoda with miracle images of the Buddha, and a wish granting stone. And because it's sacred, tourists need to take their shoes off upon entering.

This is a place that emits a stillness of peace and tranquility....A South East Asian treasure, truly worth a visit.


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