Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

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

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Main entrance of Shewdagon Pagoda, guarded by two lions.

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Ornate covered stairway leading up to the pagoda.

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

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

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

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

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

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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 the day they were born.

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Female volunteers sweep the floor around the pagoda to make the experience more pleasant for the bare-foot visitors. (You always have to remove your shoes before visiting any Buddhist shrine.)

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