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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Burma, Shwedagon Pagoda

 

All that glitters may not be gold but if you want to have an “Awesome Golden” experience then a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda is a must in Yangon, Burma.

 

SAM_1406Having seen portions of it from the 20th floor of the Sakura Tower, I wish safe travels to some recently met fellow American travelers and take a night walk to Shwedagon.

No doubt at night is the best time to experience the impressiveness of this temple.

 

 

 

 

SAM_1430Shwedagon Pagoda

 

 

With the heavenly emitter of golden light gone for the day, this earthly structure radiates beautifully into the night sky. Towering statues of all kinds and various Buddhas come together to make this an unbelievable sight to see.

 

 

 

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SAM_1433It is almost closing time as I arrive at Shwedagon Pagoda and begin a long climb up a set of stairs to the main temple area.

A US$5 entrance fee and walking around bare feet I definitely enjoy this awe-inspiring attraction.

 

 

 

 

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