Shwedagon Pagoda

You would not have visited the 'Golden Land' without having stepped foot into the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist site in thecountry. This towering 326 feet of glistening gold with diamond studded stupas is an impressive work of religious architecture. It is believed to have been built around 2500 years ago where the eight heirs of Buddha and other relics are entombed at the bottom of its base. Witness the ceremonial affairs taking place in the pagoda such as the devotees and monks washing the statues, offering flowers to one of its many shrines, and meditating.