The golden pagoda Shwedagon, Burma 1987


Shwedagon was not full of tourists in September 1987. There was mainly monks and local Burmese in their longyis.

But there is a good reason to visit it. Shwedagon is one of the oldest pagodas in the world, and one of the most valuable as well: the stupa is covered with real gold.

I had a very nice, tranguil time when I visited Shwedagon. I just read the blog of Gideon and his family, and they had the same experience when they visited the pagoda just a shot time ago. If you compare this picture from Gideon’s blog and my picture taken 24 year earlier, you can see that some renovation has taken place; better or worse, I’m not quite sure … Might also be that there are several similar statues, and we have taken pictures of different ones.

I have earlier posted more pictures from Burma year 1987. See them here.

About Olli Laasanen

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One Response to The golden pagoda Shwedagon, Burma 1987

  1. I just read a recent very nice blog about Yangon (Rangoon) and visit to Schwedagon, worth to read: http://wp.me/s1DjSs-yangon

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