Tag: Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda Guide

History According to legend, Shwedagon Pagoda was built more than 2,500 years ago during the time of Lord Buddha. The two merchant brothers from then Okkalapa (now Yangon) met with Gautama Buddha shortly after he attained enlightenment, and became the…

Mandalay Travel Guide – Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

Introduction and Historical Note Located near the south stairway (Zaungdan) of Mandalay Hill is Kyauktawgyi Pagoda. The pagoda was the merit of the King Mindon who was also the builder of Mandalay. The construction of Kyauktawgyi Pagoda started in 1853…

Shwedagon Pagoda Guide – Floor Plan and Map

This is article is floor plan and map of Shwedagon Pagoda. For a complete guide, see the article Complete Shwedagon Pagoda Guide. 1. Southern stairway 2. Western stairway 3. Northern stairway 4. Eastern stairway 5. Southern main shrine – Temple…

Shwedagon Pagoda Guide – History

This article is history of Shwedagon Pagoda. For a complete guide, see the article Complete Shwedagon Pagoda Guide. According to legend, Shwedagon Pagoda was built more than 2,500 years ago during the time of Lord Buddha. The two merchant brothers…

Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) Travel Story – 2

27 October 2007 9:00 AM We arrived at the main entrance of Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda. There were a lot of people here, many waiting for their friends and their luggage. Nearby was “Lady’s Changing Room”. This was the place where women…