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)