Shwedagon Pagoda / by David Johnstone

You are Gold

The 2,600 year old Pagoda in Yangon, Burma. The main stupa contains 10 tonnes of gold. Surprised the British didn’t steal the fucking thing, they did with everything else.  

There’s actually another 6 layers underneath the stupa you can see here, all constructed over a long period of time.

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Of course, the colonial British were universally despised in many places by, amongst many things, refusing to take their shoes off when entering temples and pagodas, a massive no-no and very much frowned upon, rightly so.

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