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Pictures from Myanmar : Yangon, the Sule Pagoda, and the Shwedagon Pagoda.

Sule Pagoda in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
The Sule Pagoda in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar.                                                                                © asiaphoto


The Sule Pagoda is centrally located in downtown Yangon. It has been a focal point of the religious and political life in Myanmar. It was utilized as a rallying point for the pro-democracy demonstrations in both 1988 and 2007.

Buddha in the Sule Pagoda in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Buddha in the Sule Pagoda in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar.                                                                 © asiaphoto

Shwedagon Pagoda, known as the Golden Pagoda, in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
The Shwedagon Pagoda, known as the Golden Pagoda, in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar.                         © asiaphoto

The Shwedagon Pagoda contains relics of the past four Buddhas and therefore
is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese. It is situated on Singuttara Hill in Yangon.


 

See also

Myanmar > Pictures and travelogues > The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
Myanmar > Pictures and travelogues > Twante: the Shwesandaw Pagoda, the Snake Temple, and the market

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