Monday, 14 December 2015

The Myanmar discovery circuit - Day 7 (morning cont.) - Nyaung-U, the Shwe Zigon pagoda (cont.) - The 18th of November 2015


Apart from bronze standing statues of Buddha all cast in bronze and seen with their right hand in a posture of abayamudra we also came across nat worshiping figures related to Buddhism and several tazaungs topped with Pyatthat, which are intricately decorated Burmese roofs made of several receding layers, a gus (a brick spire) a whitewashed pagoda, the Utidaw Gu  coloured frescoes all of which around the central stupa.

It was really worth visiting one of the most revered pagodas in Myanmar housing a massive sacred reliquary which ranges from a replica of the tooth of Kandy (which I visited) to the frontal and collar bones of the "Master".


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