The Shwedagon Sadi in Yangon

shwedagon sadiThe most notable building in Yangon is the Shwedagon Pagoda, a large Buddhist monument in the form of cone that crowns a hill about a mile north cantonment. The pagoda itself is a solid brick stupa (Buddhist reliquary) that is completely covered with gold. 326 ft (99 m) is built on a hill 168 feet (51 m) above the town.

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The perimeter of the base of the pagoda is 1420 and costs up to 326 feet above the platform. The base 64 is surrounded by four smaller pagodas with one in the center of each side.

There are also 4 sphinxes, one at each corner with 6 leogryphs, 3 on each side of them. Project beyond the base of the pagoda, one on each side are cener Tazaungs which are the images of Buddha and where offerings are made.

There are also figures of elephants squatting and kneeling men, and pedestals for offers around the base. Before the 72 sanctuaries around the base of the pagoda, you find places multiple images of lions, serpents, ogres, yogis, spirits or Wathundari (Recording Secretary Angel).

On the wall below the first deck Pagoda BEAR ONO and corners, you will see the raised numbers. The first is the Okkalapa king who first built the pagoda. The latter is a pair of figures; The above represents Sakka who helped the foundation of the Pagoda, and the bottom, I Lamu, wife and mother of Sakka Okkalapa.

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