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Category: Religion, Local time: 15:54:40

The Shwedagon Pagoda (also Golden Pagoda) is a 98 m tall, gilded pagoda in Myanmar (Burma) , in the capital city Yangon . It is located to the west of the Kandawgya Lake, on the top of Singuttara Hill. It is a dominating landmark of the city. Shwedagon Pagoda is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Myanmar. According to a legend, the Shwedagon Pagoda is 2500 years old. Archaeologists insist that it was built in the 6th century AD. In 1930 it was destroyed after a large earthquake and had to be rebuilt.

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GPS: 16.7983, 96.1493
Altitude: 66 m
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Last update: 2012-10-19 19:23:43

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