Spiritual Wonder of the World | Shwedagon Paya (Pagoda) | Yangon
Explored, May 2, 2011 #110 Gleaming in gold and decorated with diamonds, the huge Shwedagon Pagoda (also Shwe Dagon Pagoda or Shwedagon Paya) in Yangon is a spectacular work of Burmese temple architecture and is the holiest Buddhist shrine in Myanmar. The pagoda dates back about 2500 years and was built to house the eight sacred hairs of the Buddha. The central stupa is 107m high and is covered with about 60 tonnes of gold leaf. The gilded hti at the top is hung with gold and silver…
World Peace Pagoda
Lumbini, Nepal A Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, and to help unite them in their search for world peace. The Lumbini Stupa peace pagoda in Nepal was dedicated in November 2001 at the birthplace of the Buddha.
In Photos: Beautiful Bhutan - Away From The Office
In my last post, I talked about some of the reasons why you need to visit Bhutan. If you’re still not convinced, I’m including even more photos below that will make you want to visit The Land of the Thunder Dragon.