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Shwedagon Pagoda (Yangon)

There are ‘big 3’ Buddhist sites in Yangon, and Shwedagon Paya is the most popular.

Shwedagon Pagoda (8)

The golden stupa rise 325 feet (99 meters) from its base, surrounded with many other gilded temples.

Shwedagon Pagoda (5)

The structure dominates Yangon cityscape and viewable from many part of the city. The picture above was the view from the roof top of our hotel.

Shwedagon Pagoda (11)

Many tourists like to visit the temple in the late afternoon for 2 reasons:

a) the marble floor is cooler in the evening

b) to admire the sunset view, especially view from the North Gate

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Sunrise @ Borobudur

It was easier to walk up to Borobudur than Panorama Hill to watch the magical sunrise.

Borobudur Sunrise (7)

It took us 4 hours to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Lembing (Paranoma Hill) last Sunday, but only 2.5 hours flight to Yogyakarta (Borobudur is 40KM from Jogja).

Borobudur Sunrise (4)

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