Sunday, April 06, 2014

Travel Photo: The Pride of Burma

Burma is famous the world over for its temples and pagodas and the one that truly stands out as the pride of this beautiful country is the Shwedagon Pagoda. This pagoda, also popularly referred to as the golden temple is located right in the heart of Yangon and is the seat of spiritualism in the early hours of the morning and around sunset time. This is the time when the monks chant and all the locals throng to the temple to offer their prayers.

Beautiful architecture of Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma
Everything in this temple is decked in gold. The statues, the carvings, the domes, the insides, the outsides and definitely the large Buddha inside the sanctum sanctorum. Generally, people go for the pagodas as it is massive in size and shines a lot, but for me, I got pulled by the beautiful stepped architecture of these Myanmar temples inside the pagoda campus. The carvings on it just added to the appeal. If you ever get the opportunity to visit Myanmar, don’t miss out visiting this serene and large temple.

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