Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda

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Around 500 years before a certain Messianic baby was born somewhere in the Middle East, legend has it that two Burmese merchants visited India, gave the Buddha honey cakes and took a few of his hairs back with them. Their reward? A 30-story, solid gold pagoda.

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Travel photos of Myanmar

First Time in Myanmar? Read This

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Yangon, Myanmar’s capital and largest city, will almost certainly be your first point of contact with a country that lacks ATMs, Internet access and most of what you likely consider to be requirements for civilization.

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