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Modi in Myanmar: PM visits iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon; see beautiful images

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Thu September 07 2017, 10:56 am
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    Narendra Modi in Myanmar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the the 2,500-years-old iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. In Shwedagon Pagoda, PM Modi offered prayers. Modi paid his respects at the pagoda on the on last day of his three-day first bilateral visit to this Buddhist-majority country.

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    Shwedagon Pagoda is considered to be the pinnacle of Myanmar's cultural heritage. (Image: Twitter)

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    The Shwedagon Pagoda enshrines strands of Buddha's hair and other holy relics. (Image: Twitter)

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    Located west of the Royal Lake in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is considered to be the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the Myanmarese people. (Image: Twitter)

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    PM Modi also planted a Bodhi tree sapling at the pagoda complex, signifying common cultural heritage. (Image: Twitter)

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    Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates. (Image: Twitter)

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    From a humble beginning of 8.2 metres, the Shwedagon Pagoda today stands close to 110 meters. (AP Photo)

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    The top of the stupa is encrusted with 4,531 diamonds, the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond. (Image: Twitter)

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    PM Modi, who is in Myanmar for three day bilateral visit, will pay a visit to the Kalibari. (Image: Twitter)

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    Heavy security set up has been put in place outside Yangon’s Kalibari Temple ahead of the visit. (Image: Twitter)

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