Built by King Pagan Min in 1847 on the site where he lived prior to becoming king (actually his summer house).
The monastery today is a reconstruction from 1996, the original teak & stucco building having burnt down in 1890.
The design of the stupa is modelled on Shwe Zigon Zedi at Bagan. Houses the world’s largest book (the Tripitaka tablets).
Traffic, fumes, shops, everything every city has. It’s not dull but not amazing, not the exotic the name conjures up.
Built by King Mindon Min to commemorate his younger brother who was killed in the 1866 Myingun Prince rebellion.
Late-19th century the building was moved from the Royal Palace, saving it from WW II British bombing.
The largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with over 2000 sites.
Bagan is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world.
The most sacred Buddhist site in Myanmar. According to legend the site has been sacred since the beginning of time.
Comment on Yangon Zoo (disappointing for easily fixed reasons) and other trivia and observations and diary.
Gallery of random photos from around the city. No specific theme or place, just impressions of the city.
Legend claims that the pagoda is older than the Shwedagon Pagoda meaning it was built more than 2600 years ago.