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Shwedagon: Golden Pagoda of Myanmar:

Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most famous religious buildings in the world. We do not know exactly temple ever since, but according to historical record, the Shwedagon Pagoda has a history of over 2,500 years (before the Buddha's death), but archaeologists believe that the temple was built in about sixth century to the tenth century


                 Shwedagon: Golden Pagoda of Myanmar.



Located on a hilltop Singuttara northern Yangon, Kandawgyi Lake, Shwedagon full majesty is considered to be the pride of Myanmar and is considered one of the masterpieces of the world.

Golden Shwedagon Pagoda populations including 1,000 single temple surrounding the central tower. Giant golden towers up to 99m high is the center of the temple, consists of three main parts: the bottom tower, tower itself and the top of the tower. Originally, the tower was built of brick, and only about 20m but then continuously be added and to the 18th century had reached a height of 99m as current


                                        Central tower 99m high, the highlight of the golden Shwedagon Pagoda


About 1000 small temples around the central tower make magnificent Golden Temple complex, majestic




The entire tower covered in a layer of gold on the outside, each sized gold leaf 20 x 20 cm mounted on body rivets towers.

Shwedagon Pagoda was rebuilt several times after the impact of natural disasters, especially when under the influence of at least 8 earthquake in the 17th century. Shape of the current temple was rebuilt after the earthquake in 1786, causes ​​the top half of the temple collapsed.











Whether the day under the sun or at night under the bright lights, the entire temple premises and especially the Gold Tower is always turned on a light majestic, brilliant. However, the majority of the people of Myanmar as well as tourists, the best time to admire the Shwedagon is probably at sunset, then prominent yellow tower on blue background of the sky.










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