Legend has it that the Shwedagon Pagoda has existed for over 2,600 years, though archaeologists put its beginnings somewhere between the 6th and 10th centuries. The centerpiece is a 325 foot temple (second picture), which is surrounded by marble floors and dozens of smaller shrines and pagodas. Each one is significant for its own reasons, but our guide didn't speak very good English and he spit out far too much information to retain. So here are a bunch of pictures instead.
|One of four grand entrances to the pagoda.|