FUN-travel: Gorgeous Golden Yellow Yangon

October 16, 2016 by  

  • Referred to in Myanmar as “The crown of Burma”…

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…Shwedagon Pagoda fills the skyline…

…towering at 325 feet above its base…20161014_182026_resized_3

…covered with 60 tons of pure gold…

…the main gold-plated dome is topped by a stupa…

…with over 7,000 diamonds, rubies, topaz and sapphires…

…offset by a massive emerald positioned to reflect the last rays of the setting sun…

…surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues…

…makes this religious monument most spectacular.

FUN-fact – estimated to be 2,600 years old… makes Shwedagon the oldest pagoda in the world.

 

 

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