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The Shwedagon pagoda at sunset in Yangoon. The first step of its erection took place in 588 BC. It is said it was set on eight hair from Sakyamuni (Buddha) by the Okkapala king.

The central stupa presented here is 100m high, covered from thin golden sheets and surrounded by dozens of white stuc or other golden stupas and many temples. On its top, there thousands of precious stones (4,035 diamonds among others).

As promised by the different guide books, the Shwedagon pagoda is a must when the night is falling over the City. There is an exceptionnal mood to discover when the different lights are being lit, Burmese are gathering around pagodas and temples to bring flowers, encens, candles. The atmosphere is absolutely magic.

The repost aimed at restoring the original blue hour touch. The first postprocessing conveyed a greyish atmosphere due to a inappropriate white balance correction.

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