Shwedagon Pagoda Nominated on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda

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The famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar is set to be nominated as a world heritage site. Standing at close to 110 meters, Shwedagon Pagoda was built by the Mon people (Ethnic group in Myanmar) between the 6th and the 10th centuries. According to legend however, the Pagoda was constructed over more than 2500 years ago, making it the oldest Buddhist stupa in the world.

It’s the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain the relics of the four previous Buddha’s in the present Kalpa (life). The impressive Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top is encrusted with over 4000 diamonds.

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