Yangon

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Even the Buddha images are candidates for  a facelift.

In the late afternoon the ladies were earning merit by sweeping the marble terrace.

Kipling described Shwedagon as "a golden mystery -  a beautiful winking wonder".  

 A woman bathes the Buddha image with water at the  planetary post for Mercury surrounded by images of the  tusked elephant associated with this post.

 

Sunset is a wonderful serene contemplative time at the pagoda. 
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