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Pure gold Buddha image in Mogok (myanmar)

photo statue de Bouddha à Mogok, Myanmar, Burma

Plain gold Buddha image in the U Phaung Daw pagoda in Mogok.
The pagoda U Phaung Daw has been constructed by king Alaungsithu and she shelters
2 relics of Buddha, one statute is made of plain silver covered of diamonds, ruby and
gems, the other one is in pure gold.
It is quite possible to visit Mogkok for a tourist but the access rules
are strict and you have to request autorization long in advance. It is
mandatory to use a local travel agency, such as
Ananda Travel Yangon

Mogok - Myanmar (Burma) - Ananda Travel 2001