20 Notable Architectures to explore in Myanmar
Largest of the mainland South East Asian nation. Overcame the long history of civil wars in 2011 to have a civilian government.
The Botataung Pagoda was built some 2,500 years ago by the Mon people. The 40-meter high golden pagoda enshrines a sacred hair relic of the Buddha. The pagoda was destroyed during the Second World War by an airforce bombing mission. Rebuilding started in 1948 following the original design.
The most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present era. These relics include the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of Gautama.