Posts tagged “Shwedagon Pagoda

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Herewith all the remaining photos from my visit early last month to Shwedagon Pagoda, in Yangon. There are fountains for each day of the week and many visitors use the basins to wash the statues and flowers at the fountain for the day of their birth. I’m a Thursday-born guy. One day (Wednesday, I think) has two fountains, one for morning and one for afternoon. I don’t begin to understand the complexities of this cosmology, but did find this place remarkable.


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I thought I’d popped all the remaining “entrance” photos from my visit to Shwedagon up in a previous Urban Entrances post, but turns out I was wrong. I’m working on a massive post with the remaining interesting or unique photos from that visit, and I found this one. Enjoy, while awaiting that big-splash final post of this remarkable pagoda.

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Photos continue to pile up, so I’ve decided to power through more of the photos I took during my visit last month to the remarkable Shwedagon Pagoda, (in) the heart of Yangon. It’s an enormous complex with the main pagoda in the center, visible from far and wide due to zoning. Naturally such a large complex will have many entrances, of which I show you herewith several that I chose to photograph :-).

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