schwedagon paya

I’m live-blogging from the Schwedagon Pagoda this evening as the sun starts to set over this spectacular, mystical temple. For the Burmese, this is the most sacred of all Buddhist sites – many make the pilgrimage from all over the country to see it once in their lifetime.

It’s 2500 years old, although it has been jazzed up several times over the years, and consists of a 322ft golden dome, surrounded by many smaller temples, statues and walkways. It’s pretty breathtaking to behold.

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Plus – the wifi is fabulous. These Buddhists know what they’re doing.

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