The Schwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

The Shwei Dagon Pagoda at Rangoon

Based on a sketch by Captain H. Q. Robley, of the 91st (Argyleshire) Highlanders


Source: Illustrated London News

“A curious ceremony of the Buddhist religion was performed, two months ago, at Rangoon, the capital of Pegu and British Burmah. Close to the city of Rangoon is a magnificent religious edifice, the Shwei Dagon Pagoda, erected more than 400 years ago by the followers of Buddha. It is higher than St Paul's (image), and is covered from top to bottom with gold leaf.” [continued below]

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