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Myanmar (Burma), Yangon (Rangoon), Shwedagon Paya

Posted by
Henry Westheim (Taichung, Taiwan) on 1 January 2016 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Shwedagon Pagoda is the most important site in Burma. The original temple dates back over 2,500 years and has been repaired and enlarged since. This pagoda is said to house eight strands of Buddha's hair. It is covered with over 22,000 gold bars.

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Anne from France

Amazing place!

1 Jan 2016 7:42am

@Anne: Hi Anne. Happy New Year! Have you been to Myanmar, too?

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Nice shot. Happy New Year with best wishes for you.

1 Jan 2016 10:42am

@Moridi: Thank you, Moridi. Happy New Year and best wishes for you, too. ^_^

Aminus3 Discover from United States

Thanks for contributing your story to Aminus3 Discover. It has been posted here

1 Jan 2016 5:05pm

@Aminus3 Discover: Thank you.

franz from Baden, Austria

what a magnificent building!
i hope the burmese people can finally enjoy the peace and freedom they've been fighting for for so long ...
a happy and peaceful new year to you and yours, henry!

1 Jan 2016 5:25pm

@franz: Hi Franz. Yes, Shwedagon Paya is truly amazing! I hope the same for the people of Myanmar. Peace and Happy New Year to you and yours, too! Cheers!

L'Angevine from Angers, France


2 Jan 2016 9:47am

@L'Angevine: ^_^