The towering giant gold stupa of Shwedagon Paya
marks the holiest Buddhist site in Burma, most
sacred world-wide. Swedagon goes back perhaps
2,600 years, to the start of Buddhism.
Buddhist statues surround the central stupa, this
one also in gold.
Chan-Thar-Gyi, the largest Buddha statue here.
Multiple Buddha images presented
together are a feature of Shwedagon.
A pair of monks and Buddha statues.
The central stupa is brilliantly lit at night.
If you have a high speed internet connection,
watch the free Intrepid Berkeley Explorer video
of my Burma trip, "To Mandalay and Beyond",
featuring spectacular temples with golden
Buddhas and a Royal Culture Show, by clicking
on this direct link which starts it playing in the
To Mandalay and Beyond