Picture of the Week #74


This is the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon/Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

5 comments:

Mee said...

Love the dull gold shimmer

Neeraj said...

The top part is (supposedly) pure gold with a 75-caret diamond studded at the very top. There is a telescope around there for people to look at the gems that are hanging at the top.

Mee said...

My God. Must be something! Post a pic of this if you can:)

Neeraj said...

See this for a close-up picture of the diamond:
http://www.myanmar-all.com/Myanmar_Pagoda.html

Siddhartha Joshi said...

This is a beautiful picture...I recently read a book where I got to know quite a bit about this Pagoda :)