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After sunset

As night fell, the illuminated central stupa looked particularly beautiful. The story is that one day when Buddha was meditating, he was approached by two merchants who asked him for a souviner. Buddha ran his hand over his head and gave them the eight hairs that ended up his hand. they took these relics and buried them in this solid central shrine.Two right: views of the illuminated altars.

Morning at the Pagoda

Left: The northern staircase in the morning sun. Right: A view from the elevated walkway.

Left: Shwedagon Pagoda in the morning sun. Right: Looking from east to west at the southern end of the complex.

Left: looking from east to west at the southern end of the complex. Middle left: an unusual, mirror-encrusted pagoda. Middle right: The first shrine after the walkway. Right: a unusual pagoda at the center of the southern end.


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