PhotoHunt theme : Dusk/Round
On a trip to Yangon, we visited the 2500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda when it was nearing dusk and enjoyed a breathtaking sight of it at night when it was lit up from all sides.
The Shwedagon Pagoda looks absolutely magical at dusk!
The Shwedagon is a beautiful sprawling complex of pagodas with countless statues of Buddha in Yangon, Myanmar. The main pagoda, which is so massive that it can be seen from most of Yangon, is made from real gold (about 8 ton of gold) and all sorts of gems including diamonds, rubies and emeralds. It enshrines the strands of Buddha's hair and other holy relics. It is the biggest pagoda in Asia.
We had to remove our shoes and carried them with us as we hopped round the holy place barefooted, the tiles were HOT! We took as many pictures as possible before it closed for the day. :D
The temperature turned cool as we walked towards the lake to view the sun set. Many workers who live across the lake were taking the ferry home.
There were many tourists who were also enjoying the stunning view in the soft light of the early evening.
A fisherman rowing home at dusk.