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Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda in Yangon

This Sule Pagoda is an excellent landmark, which is situated right at the center of Yangon. It is said to be over 2,000 years old. The pagoda is said to enshrine a hair of the Buddha : its name, Kyaik Athok translates as "the pagoda where a Sacred Hair Relic is enshrined". The golden pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and inverted bowl. It stands at 46 meters high and is surrounded by small shops and all the familiar non-religious services such as of astrologists, palmists, and etc.



 

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