Shwezigon Pagoda is one of the most stunning Buddhist pagodas not just in Myanmar or Southeast Asia but the whole world. This huge pagoda is glistening in gold and diamonds. It is Myanmars holiest shrine and clearly the most magnificent work of Burmese temple architecture.
Situated in the town of Nyaung-U in Yangon near the famous Ayeyarwady River, it was first constructed by King Anawrahta in 1076 and completed by King Kyansittha in 1102. The king then built his palace near the pagoda. Other than being known for its shimmering [Read more…]