When you visit Myanmar, you should not miss a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda which is believed to be the repository of strands of Buddha’s hair and other holy relics.
Located in our business capital of Yangon, the Shwedagon is the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the people of Myanmar. The pagoda is more than 2500 years old and is covered with hundreds of gold plates. The top of the stupa is decorated with hundreds of jewelry items donated by devotes and topped with a 72- carat diamond orb. A constant stream of devotees offering flowers, water, candle lights and incense can be observed at any given time. People also come to meditate or to perform solo or group chanting of Buddhist religious texts.
The Shwedagon is the biggest stupa in the world with a number of stories and places of interest to explore within the pagoda platform complex.