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Main Stupa of the Shwedagon Temple Complex
Myanmar (Burma), Yangon (Rangoon), March 2012

According to tradition, the Shwedagon has existed for more than 2,500 years. The stupa shown above is the main structure of the extensive temple complex. The original stupa fell into disrepair until the 14th century, when the Mon king Binnya U of Bago had the stupa rebuilt to a height of 18 m (59 ft). It was rebuilt several times and reached its current height of 99 m (325 ft) in the 18th century: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shwedagon_Pagoda
The Shwedagon pagoda is usually credited as the tallest pagoda in Myanmar, but in fact the Shwemawdaw pagoda in Bago holds the record for the tallest pagoda in the country with 114 m (375 ft): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shwemawdaw_Paya
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Apr 03 2012 06:46 GMT hans55 PRO
a huge temple ...great pictures of it !!
Apr 03 2012 06:46 GMT saffi9
beautiful architecture
Apr 03 2012 08:41 GMT senna3
Thank you Hunju.
Apr 03 2012 08:42 GMT senna3
Thank you Hans.
Apr 03 2012 08:42 GMT senna3
Thank you Dave.
Apr 03 2012 09:56 GMT skyball
Beautiful buildings, a great interesting series Peter!!!!.....
Apr 03 2012 09:58 GMT clintonfolks
wow.!!!
Apr 03 2012 10:07 GMT senna3
Thanks Geoff.
Apr 03 2012 10:07 GMT senna3
Thank you Dave.
Apr 03 2012 11:29 GMT Myshots
Beautiful temple.....Super image....
Apr 03 2012 11:35 GMT senna3
Thank you Paulette.
Apr 03 2012 11:43 GMT happysnaper
Brilliant photograph Peter.
Apr 03 2012 11:46 GMT senna3
Thank you Tony.
Apr 03 2012 12:38 GMT doramandragora
For some reason I keep thinking of pottery when I look at this marvelous structure...
Apr 03 2012 13:29 GMT Lalbabu
Simply marvellous,great capture,my fev!!!!!
Apr 03 2012 13:35 GMT junne PRO
great how it has been preserved
Apr 03 2012 15:03 GMT martini957
Wow...impressive
Apr 03 2012 20:59 GMT wijnie58
Very interesting series Peter..:-))
Apr 04 2012 06:26 GMT senna3
Thank you Doris.
Apr 04 2012 06:27 GMT senna3
Thank you very much Soumen!
Apr 04 2012 06:27 GMT senna3
Thank you Nancy.
Apr 04 2012 06:27 GMT senna3
Thank you Wijnie

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