Spiritual Wonder of the World | Shwedagon Paya (Pagoda) | Yangon
Explored, May 2, 2011 #110 Gleaming in gold and decorated with diamonds, the huge Shwedagon Pagoda (also Shwe Dagon Pagoda or Shwedagon Paya) in Yangon is a spectacular work of Burmese temple architecture and is the holiest Buddhist shrine in Myanmar. The pagoda dates back about 2500 years and was built to house the eight sacred hairs of the Buddha. The central stupa is 107m high and is covered with about 60 tonnes of gold leaf. The gilded hti at the top is hung with gold and silver…
Shot on an early morning visit to Gloucester cathedral, UK. Anyone who lives within a reasonable distance and enjoys a bit of decadent architecture - I'd very much recommend a visit. Getting there early pays off, as you miss the floods of tourists, not that there's anything wrong with tourists, but it's nice to have the place to yourself for some desolate photos.
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