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Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

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<p>Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred&nbsp;Buddhist&nbsp;pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain&nbsp;relics&nbsp;of the four previous&nbsp;Buddhasof the present&nbsp;kalpa. These relics include the staff of&nbsp;Kakusandha, the water filter of&nbsp;Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of&nbsp;Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of&nbsp;Gautama.&nbsp;built 2500 years ago, is the place to go when in Myanmar. At 325 feet tall, covered in gold plate and encrusted with diamonds and rubies at the top, it&rsquo;s quite the sight to see. Describing it in words is impossible; you have to see it for yourself.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s quite a large place with lots to see, so allot a minimum of one hour.&nbsp;<br /> And of course, as everyone is warned, you must take off your shoes and socks; bare feet only. Unfortunately, by the end of your visit, your feet are pretty filthy! Bring wet wipes to clean your feet!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> There are four entrances, and there are a lot of stairs to walk up. But there are also elevators and escalators for people to use. However, you must take off your shoes even while on the escalator, something I don&rsquo;t recommend!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Another thing to note is that there are free water refill stations with drinkable water, so if your water bottle is empty, this is your chance to fill up!</p>

Subash Ckd

Visited on May 2015