Shwedagon Pagoda is the most famous landmark in Myanmar
5 Aug 2019
Gold is one of the most valuable objects on Earth. Found on every continent, can also be found in the human body and is said to even help cure cancer. Gold is so valuable that some of the world's currencies are pegged to the value of gold, and of course, everyone knows that there is a pot of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow!
Around the world, many impressive buildings glittered like gold. But how much is truly stunning when seen up close? Are these sparkling buildings worth the gold, or will visitors discover that what sparkles isn't gold? Here are the most glittering gold attractions in Asia.
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar
Shwedagon Pagoda is the most famous landmark in Myanmar. Known as the oldest Buddhist temple in the world, this stunning 99-meter-tall golden stupa shimmers in the Yangong sky. The main pagoda itself consists of 22,000 solid bars of gold, and in colonial times it was said that the Shwedagon Pagoda contained more gold than the Bank of England had. This makes it a truly spectacular sight and a must-see attraction for any visitor to Yangon, Myanmar.