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Sunset at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon (Myanmar)

pagoda shewdagon Yangon Myanmar

West part of the central pagoda in the complex of Shwedagon in Yangon. The Burmese present
their respects at the three " Jewels " (the Buddha, the Sangha, the Dhamma) to
a statue symbolizing their day of birth. There are 8 possible symbols (8 days) in one
Burmese week . The Shwedagon pagoda is the most sacred pagoda of the Burmese Buddhism , its,
origin carries up à 2 500 years when 2 brothers met Buddha during a journey in India and
brings back Buddha's hairs as relics.

Shwedagon pagoda - Yangon - Myanmar
(photo Ananda Travel Yangon 2002)