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The Magnificent Iconic Image of Myanmar

December 4, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , , , ,

Modern day Myanmar has a long history of more than 1000 years. There are a large number of historical landmarks across the country, an appreciation of which has generated a unique national pride for the inhabitants of this Southeast Asian country.

The most famous historical landmark and most iconic image of Myanmar is Yangon’s glittering and golden Shwedagon Pagoda. Considered more than 2500 years old, Shwedagon is a highly revered site for Buddhist pilgrims from near and far.

Built up high on an elevated platform, this enormous, bell-shaped structure dominates the city skyline and can be an overwhelming site to first time visitors. Its sheer size and dazzling beauty requires at least two visits in order to understand its full significance in terms of history, culture and religion.

Shwedagon - Yangon - Myanmar

Khiri Travel Myanmar provides an in-depth tour of the Shwedagon that includes a walk around the base of the platform past monasteries, markets and shops selling religious items before ascending the tall staircases to the main platform.

What is behind the golden façade of the Shwedagon Pagoda? We have an interactive half-day tour to take your travelers in the back door to learn about this important cultural icon and historical landmark and the daily life of the people living in its shadow. The tour gives insight into the Buddhist religion and how their spiritual beliefs in Myanmar are also mixed with animist traditions such as the belief in nats or spirits.

For more information about tours to Myanmar, Yangon and Shwedagon Pagoda, please contact to [email protected]

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