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Shwedagon or also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a stupa or pagoda as high as 98 meters (321.5 feet) gold-plated and is located in the western part of Lake Kandawgyi, in Singuttara hills, and dominates the views of the city of Yangon, Myanmar. The structure is all made ​​of gold and Buddhists use their savings to buy gold leaf, which they attach to the walls of the temple. Buddhist Stupa is the most sacred for the people of Burma because it stores the relics of previous Buddhas, namely stick Kakusandha, Konagamana water filter, a piece of robe Kassapa and eight hairs of Gautama Siddhartha, the historical Buddha.

And design of the pagoda is, there are four entrances to the Paya that lead up the steps to the platform on Singuttara Hill. Eastern and southern approaches have vendors that sell books, good luck charms, Buddha statues, candles, gold leaf, incense, prayer flags, streamers, miniature umbrellas and flowers. A pair of giant leogryphs called chinthe guards the entrance and the image in the temple at the top of the stairs from the south is that the second Buddha, Konagamana. Base or pedestal stupas made ​​of brick covered with gold plates. Above the base is a terrace that only monks and men can access. Next is part of the bell-shaped stupa. Above it is the turban, then almsbowl reversed, inverted and upright lotus petals, banana shoots and then the crown. Crown or umbrella that ends with 5448 diamonds and 2317 rubies.

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