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Shwedagon Pagoda
The Shwedagon Pagoda is Burma's most important pilgrimage site. All photos were taken on a single visit.
Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda architectural detail.
Young monk learning to pray.
Mom and child.
"Auspicious Buddha Statues for sale."
Monk meditating inside a giant bell.
Monk medeitating inside a giant bell.
Lovingly cleansing a Buddha.
Everyone who visits Shwedagon spends some time lovingly rinsing one of the thousands of Buddha statues.
Gold-sided building.
Monk's bushy eyebrows.
Statue with blue check pants.
Pavilion scene.
Rinsing a Buddha.
Roof cupola.
Ceremony for a young man entering into the monkhood.
This young man is going through the ceremony for entering the monkhood.
Buddha with neon halo.
Shwedagon Pagod pavilion scene.
Monk meditating with beads.
Pali writing.
This script is Pali, the original language of Buddhism, in the same way that Latin is the original language of Catholicism.
Squatting monk praying.
Temple statue.
Two girls with flowers.
Seven white Buddha heads.
Six Buddha statues.
Girl behind flowers.
Red robe group meditating.
Young monk meditating in front of two Buddhas.
Temple detail - teak carving.
Temple detail: teak carving.
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