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Marble Stone Buddha at Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda, Insein (Yangon)

Posted on May 13th, by Juan in Monuments & Sights, Religious Sites & Temples. No Comments

Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda is in Insein Township and it is famous for it’s white marble stone Buddha. Next to this pagoda you can find Hsin Hpyu Daw Park with 3 Royal White Elephants.

Lion and serpent (Naga) decorating the stairs leading to the main chapel entrance. Lions are guardians of the temples and are in pairs at the entrance. In Buddhism lions are symbolic of the bodhisattvas, the “sons of the Buddha”.

The seated Buddha was sculptured out from a single piece of white marble stone.

A lot of people come to Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda to pray.

Amazing the sitting posture to pray of these women, specially the one on the right at her age. They have a hair comb in the typical Myanmar style.

Close-up view of the marble stone … Read More »



Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Posted on February 23rd, by Juan in Monuments & Sights, Religious Sites & Temples. 6 comments

Main entrance of Shewdagon Pagoda, guarded by two lions.

Ornate covered stairway leading up to the pagoda.

Beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda with a tree branch from the People’s Park in the foreground.

Side entrance to the walkway leading up to the Shwedagon Pagoda.

Small alters that surround the base of the pagoda. In the evenings Buddhist worshipers light candles and incense here.

Small shrine to one side of the pagoda, ringed by alters containing images of Buddha.

Monk meditating in the small shrine from the previous image. Monks in Myanmar typically spend a large part of their day meditating.

Man paying respects to Buddha by offering drinking water. There are 7 different alters around the main pagoda, one for each day of the week and Buddhist worshipers pray in the alter of … Read More »






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