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Main Stupa of the Shwemawdaw Temple Complex dating back to the 10th century
Myanmar (Burma), Bago, March 2012

The Shwemawdaw Paya is a stupa located in Bago, one of the oldest cities in Myanmar. It is often referred to as the Golden God Temple. At 375 feet in height, the Shwemadaw holds the record for the tallest pagoda in the country although the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is usually credited as the tallest pagoda in Myanmar (at 98 meters - approximately 321.5 ft). Shwemadaw, along with the Shwedagon and Kyaiktiyo, are famous Mon pagodas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shwemawdaw_Paya
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Apr 05 2012 10:22 GMT clintonfolks
great photo. wonderful series..
Apr 05 2012 11:21 GMT skyball
In the east they were building temples!!..in the west they were building castles!!......makes you wonder!!!....great series Peter!!!!!!......
Apr 05 2012 12:52 GMT martini957
Wow....kinda reminds me of a huge bell
Apr 05 2012 14:15 GMT Papagena
Great to see your series of this year's holidays Peter !!
Apr 05 2012 14:27 GMT Lalbabu
Great shot in original!!!!
Apr 05 2012 15:26 GMT senna3
Thank you Dave.
Apr 05 2012 15:26 GMT senna3
A striking observation Geoff!
Apr 05 2012 15:27 GMT senna3
Very true Nancy!
Doramandragora got an association with pottery!
Apr 05 2012 15:28 GMT senna3
Thanks Ruth.
Apr 05 2012 15:28 GMT senna3
Thank you Soumen.
Apr 05 2012 23:37 GMT Myshots
The image and colors and details are wonderful.....Beautiful shot and again terrific notes...
Apr 06 2012 06:55 GMT senna3
Thank you Paulette.
Apr 09 2012 08:54 GMT wijnie58
Great Image and colours...:-))

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