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20131117_Myanmar_3835 Bagan | by Dan Lundberg
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20131117_Myanmar_3835 Bagan

Buddhist monks queue up with their tickets to receive an offering for their home monastery at Shwezigon Pagoda on the full-moon day of the pagoda’s annual festival which is one of Myanmar’s most popular.


Completed in 1089, Shwezigon Pagoda is the prototype for all Burmese stupas and ranks among the most revered Buddhist shrines in Mayanmar. It required restoration after the 1975 earthquake. The temple’s annual festival is one of the country’s most popular.


On Google Earth:

Shwezigon Pagoda 21°11'42.82"N, 94°53'37.91"E

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Taken on November 17, 2013