Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon – 2

Southern Entrance and Pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a 98-metre gilded stupa located in Yangon. The pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on the Singuttara Hill and dominates the skyline of the city.

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Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon – 1

Night View of the Pagoda

Today I start posting photographs from my recent trip to Myanmar. All the albums are now online and can be accessed from the Myanmar page of my Photo Dharma website, but on the blog I will also offer some more personal recollections than is possible there.

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Appeal for Victims of Cyclone Giri

In this photo taken on Oct. 23, storm victims walk on a road blocked by a fallen telephone poll after Cyclone Giri swept through the area, in Kyaukphyu township, Arakan State. (Photo: AP)

An appeal is being launched following the destructive cyclone which hit Western Myanmar last month. The Rakhine Thahaya Athin (Arakanese Welfare Association) based in Yangon is organizing Emergency Relief Measures.

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