Countries in the World
|Home Earth Continents Asia Myanmar World's Most Famous Landmarks I — Most Famous Buildings Satellite View of Shwedagon Pagoda
Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments
Famous Landmarks II: City Icons
Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred Mountains
___ Famous Landmarks - Satellite View of Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)
Shwedagon pagoda seen from Sky Bistro, Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon.
Satellite View of Shwedagon Pagoda using Google Earth DataThe Shwedagon pagoda, also known as the Golden (in Burmese: shwe) Pagoda in Yangon, the former capital city of Myanmar.
Officially titled Shwedagon Zedi Daw, is built upon the sacred Singuttara Hill. The central building is a gilded stupa, 98m (320 feet) tall. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese with relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined within, namely the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Konagamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa and eight hairs of Gautama, the historical Buddha.
It is said that the Shwedagon Pagoda is 2500 years old and, according to the records by Buddhist monks, it was built before Gautama Buddha died in 486 BC.
| Google Map: Satellite View of Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.
Explore 3D model of Shwedagon Pagoda in Google Earth
(Make sure 3D Buildings is checked in the Layers panel in Google Earth)
|Bookmark/share this page
|φ Latitude °N, λ Longitude °E|
|previous landmark: Leaning Tower of Pisa, City of Pisa, Italy||next landmark: Cologne Cathedral, Köln, Germany|
More about Myanmar:
Myanmar's administrative capital Naypyidaw
Myanmar's former capital Yangon
Myanmar's second largest city Mandalay
Searchable map/satellite view of Myanmar.
Political Map of Myanmar
Myanmar Country Profile
Map of Southeast Asia
Map of Asia
Wikipedia: Shwedagon Pagoda
Related Consumer Information:
|Searchable Maps of other Countries in South East Asia:
Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Map Help [ show ]
One World - Nations Online .:. let's care for this planet
Made to improve cross-cultural understanding and global awareness.
Copyright © 1998-2015 :: nationsonline.org