Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar is Shrouded in Gold

Shwedagon Pagoda is covered in more than 8,000 gold plates and is surrounded by a gilded fence
13 May 2022
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The Magnificence of the Shwedagon Pagoda /
The Magnificence of the Shwedagon Pagoda / Валерий Беспалько

The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a gilded stupa located in Yangon, Myanmar.

This pagoda is gold plated

The Shwedagon Pagoda is covered in more than 8,000 gold plates and is surrounded by a gilded fence.

Shwedagon Pagoda is gold plated
Shwedagon Pagoda is gold plated

The Pagoda is the holiest Buddhist site in Myanmar and is considered by many to be one of the wonders of the world.

Pagoda construction history

Construction of the Shwedagon Pagoda in 1900 / Wiki
Construction of the Shwedagon Pagoda in 1900 / Wiki

The Shwedagon Pagoda was built in the 6th century AD, making it more than 2,500 years old.

It is said to contain relics of four previous Buddhas: the hair of Gautama Buddha, Kakusandha Buddha's staff, Konagamana Buddha's water filter, and a piece of Kassapa Buddha's robe.

The pagoda is lined with gold leaves and decorated with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and other precious stones.

Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Myanmar. Open daily from 04:00 to 22:00 and the admission is free.

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