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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.

Novice nuns praying in the temple grounds of Shwedagon Paya,...

Novice nuns praying in the temple grounds of Shwedagon Paya, Yangon, 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.

I later met up with Cindy and Mat to grab dinner at a hawker...

I later met up with Cindy and Mat to grab dinner at a hawker stand serving Kway Tiaow 

Finally an easy day in Myanmar.