Since our visit to Myanmar (Burma) in 2008, a lot has changed. Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest. The junta government seems to be loosening controls and opening up. Heck, it seems like every week there’s a group of foreign dignitaries visiting Myanmar, something impossible during the time of our visit.
But even with all the dignitary visits and changing moods, we imagine that Shwedagon Pagoda is still the same. Located in the capital city of Yangon (Rangoon), Shwedagon Pagoda is the largest and holiest Buddhist temple complex in Myanmar. At dusk, the sprawling temple grounds attract crowds of people hoping to light candles, burn incense, say prayers or simply enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Open up the 360-degree panorama below to see for yourself.