The Magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

 

In the capital city of Yangon, you will find the magnificent fabulous Shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda sits upon holy Singuttara Hill, visible from miles away. Shwedagon is the most sacred pagoda as it enshrines the relics of the three earlier buddhas and the eight hairs of Gautama Buddha. It rises 99.4 metres (326 feet), with the perimeter measuring 432.8 metres (1,420 feet) and glittering in gold. The very top is tipped with a 76-carat diamond. Legend has it that the Shwedagon Pagoda is 2500 years old.


The Magnificent Shwedagon


Shwedagon at night


Offering water and flowers to the Buddha. Each and every corner has a place like this, making a total of 12 places.


Praying in the prayer hall.


The Shwedagon under renovation. The renovation process goes as a traditional event.


Koo Chein Kan & Ma Kyee Kyee Hall


"Lawka Pala Meldaw" meaning the guardian of the world.


Singu's Bell


Bodhi Tree


Rakhine Hall and many other halls


Northern Stairway


Shops selling offertories on the stairways.

The 10 Parts of Shwe Dagon Pagoda

  • The Diamond Bud (Sein-phoo)
  • The Vane
  • The Crown (Htee)
  • The Plantain Bud-Shaped Bulbous Spire (Hnet-pyaw-phu)
  • The Ornamental Lotus Flower (Kyar-lan)
  • The Embossed Bands (Bang-yit)
  • The Inverted Bowl (Thabeik)
  • The Bell (Khaung-laung-pon)
  • The 3 Terraces (Pichayas)
  • The Base





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