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The glorious gold spire of Shwedagon Paya, Myanmar’s...

The glorious gold spire of Shwedagon Paya, Myanmar’s defining image and a symbol of Burmese identity.

The end of my week in Myanmar.

We arrived to the temple grounds at 6am in order to beat the...

We arrived to the temple grounds at 6am in order to beat the heat and the crowds. At this time of day, the religious monument was surrounded by people who came to pray. 

Day 189: Shwedagon Paya Shwedagon Paya is Myanmar’s...

Day 189: Shwedagon Paya

Shwedagon Paya is Myanmar’s defining image and has been a symbol of Burmese identity for thousands of years.

This glorious golden stupa is covered in over 115,000 lbs of gold leaf.

Day 188: Yangon, Myanmar The bus dropped me off in Yangon at 4am...

Day 188: Yangon, Myanmar

The bus dropped me off in Yangon at 4am (as is usual with all overnight transportation in Myanmar). By this point of the trip my body is feeling absolutely drained. 30 more words

Yangon's highlights

Yangon (or Rangoon) is the biggest city in Myanmar and commercially most important. Logically this would be the capital of Myanmar, however since March 2006 it isn’t anymore as that status was moved to newly built Naypyidaw, a smaller city further up north. 1,595 more words

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