Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar and worth not only visiting it during the day, but also at night. It is located to the north of Yangon between People’s Park and Kandawgyi Lake, and visible from almost everywhere in the city, being the main element in Yangon’s skyline.
The main entrance to the Shwedagon Pagoda is guarded by two lions-like creatures called chinthes, which act as guardians to the pagoda.
Once you enter, this stairway leads you to the pagoda and here is where you start feeling the majesty of what you are about to see.
Shwedagon Pagoda is breathtaking when you admire its golden colour. It’s 2,500 years old, 99 meters hight, and surrounded by 64 smaller pagodas plus four pagodas at the four cardinal points.
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When the sun starts setting in Bagan, everybody is is in a rush on their bicycles to get to one of the popular temples to watch the sunset.
You can see a spectacular sunset from almost any temple.
The views are not only stunning from the top of a temple, but also from the ground like in this picture.
Bright red sky just after the sun has dissapeared.
Buddha inside one of Bagan’s temples with his hands in “No Fear” position.