Buddhist Monks In Shwedagon Paya

Monks walking in precinct of Shwedagon Pagoda
Shot at Shwedagon Pagoda, a Buddhist temple in Yangon, Myanmar Tetsu Ozawa

Some Buddhist monks with a sunshade walked the precinct together

It was prohibited to enter the precinct with any shoes on here. Everybody who came here to pray walked without any footwear. Yet the ground was very hot because of the strong sun. I had a rough time of walking around the precinct. On the other hand, the locals walked with a straight face. I thought the thickness of their volar skin was much thicker than me.

During strolling about the vast precinct, I found some Buddhist monks walking. Like other locals, they walked as if nothing had happened. They passed by me at a brisk pace. The pagoda was shining brilliantly under the sun on the other side of them.


What is Shwedagon Pagoda?

The Shwedagon Pagoda, officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a gilded stupa located in Yangon, Myanmar. The Shwedagon is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa. These relics include the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of Gautama.

Where is Shwedagon Pagoda?




Shooting Date

Mar 2010

Posted On

January 13, 2017


Yangon, Myanmar


Street Photography



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