Many young, as well as old travellers, have made their way to Myanmar to explore its many wonders. You can find many a Yangon hotel in the city to suit your budget and other requirements. One hotel that has been favoured by many is Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon. You can consider a stay here if you’re planning a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda as it is only about 10 minutes away.
Locally known as Shwedagon Zedi Daw, the pagoda sits proudly on top of a hill 99-meters high. The pagoda is visible from most parts of the capital during the day and night as it is golden and illuminates throughout. According to myths, the pagoda is 2600 years old making it the oldest in the world. The top of the stupa is decorated with Diamonds, Rubies and Topaz! The Pagoda is said to be home to eight sacred hairs of Lord Buddha. The Pagoda is considered to be one of the most sacred sites of Buddhism in Myanmar and many pilgrims pay homage to the site.
The Pagoda is also considered to be indestructible as it has survived many natural disasters such as a major earthquake in the mid-1700s’ and many minor earthquakes as well as fires.
It is worth paying this glistening majesty a visit if you are in Myanmar.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Melissa Somawardana, concealed under the name of Kanya Mae, writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media.