Photos of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together.
This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you as we shelter in place.

June 26th, 2020

Today, we’re in Bagan visiting Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the late 11th century and recently (in the scheme of things) gilded in 1983. The Shwezigon pagoda has national importance in Myanmar as a temple of Theravada Buddhism, and hosts an annual festival during the month of Nadaw with attendees from all over the country.

Here’s a photo of the Shwezigon Pagoda from 1855. My, how things have changed!

Shwezigon Pagoda by photographer Linnaeus Tripe, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Shwezigon Pagoda by photographer Linnaeus Tripe, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

More tomorrow,
Kelly

11 comments

    1. That’s a really interesting comment. Bagan feels very rustic and down to earth except for this particular golden pagoda. But there is definitely richness in the displays of devotion and the elaborate images of Buddha. An interesting contrast, for sure!

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