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John Moore

Free Member, Karratha

60 Tons Of Pure Gold, yes 60 Tons!! Story Within.

Located just a bit north of downtown it is the masterpiece site for visitors to Yangon Myanmar.
The myths and legends of the Pagoda tell that it was built 2,500 years ago.
The present structure was erected in the 15th Century.
Though the Stupa is about 100 metres in height, the elegant proportion is still
a model for Architects today. As one of the most famous Buddhist monuments, one can see almost
all of Buddhists activity in this place. The Stupa is gold covered, there are said to be valuable gems on top. The bells
within the “umbrella” on top chime in the wind. The atmosphere is very
nice early morning or late afternoon. You can walk around the Stupa,
many buildings for religious purposes are set around. The stairways
leading to the Stupa are all lined with small shops, selling mainly
religious items used for worshipping.
This is Myanmar's holiest monument the Shwedagon Pagoda with its golden Stupa covered with 60
tons of pure gold leaf.
Best wishes from Thailand.

Walkabout John.

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