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Yangon

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[1 : Overview][2 : Elevated Views] [3 : Kandawgyi Lake] [4 : Shwedagon Main Stupa]
[5 : Shwedagon Platform] [6 : Shwedagon Lower levels] [7 : Other pagodas] [8 : Riverfront] [9 : Streets]
[10 : Misc] [All]

Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, has not been touched by the modernization of other South East Asian capitals. The highlight to any Yangon visit is the Shwedagon Paya (the Golden Dagon) possibly the oldest, most sacred, and most beautiful Buddhist pagoda in the world. It is a complex construction of ample proportions which comprises more than a hundred different zedis, temples, shrines, and pavilions, all topped by a 100m dome covered with more than 50 tonnes of gold. Besides, Yangon is a fascinating city to explore, full of pagodas and old colonial buildings. The vegetation and lakes - notably Kandawgyi Lake - contrast with lively streets and sprawling markets. On the waterfront, people still cross the wide river by oared bots while workers unload heavy bags on rice on their backs.

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Elevated view of city center at dusk with Sule Pagoda and Yangon River. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) City Hall, Sule Pagoda, and Independence Monument at dawn. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Indian quarter and Yangon River from above. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Open air market and Sule Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Post office. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Trishaw, taxi, and billboard promoting monks. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Scene of the life of lord Buddha and spinning pagoda model, Botataung Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Men praying in front of reclining Buddha statue, Kyauk Htat Gyi Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Nun pouring water at planetary post. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Floor sweepers, Shwedagon Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Mirrored maze-like walkway inside Botataung Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Young burmese woman. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Group practising Tai Chi near Karawiek Hall at sunrise, Kandawgyi Lake Park. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Yangon River pier with seagulls fed by visitors. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Passengers on oared water taxi crossing Yangon River. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Diving into the Yangon River at sunset. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Praying from the Victory Ground, Shwedagon Pagoda, dusk. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Oil lamps and stupas at dusk, Shwedagon Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Monks, Terrace and Naungdawgyi (Elder Brother) Pagoda at night, Shwedagon Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Streat food served at night, Shwedagon Pagoda in background. Yangon, Myanmar ( color) Moonset over Shwedagon Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake. Yangon, Myanmar ( color)

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Themes: Shwedagon Pagoda
Places: Asian Cities

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