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Shwe Myitzu

Shwe Myitzu pagoda

About 1, 500 feet away from the west bank of the lake stand a gracious Shwe Myitzu pagoda. In the 19th century, Sayadaw U Thawbita, a hermit monk who lived in Indawgyi area, travelled all the way to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon to collect relics for enshrinement. Originally the height of the pagoda was just over 10 feet, but further renovations brought the height up to 50 feet with a base measuring nearly approaching 39 feet 10 inches. The Shwe Myitzu Pagoda Festival is held in Tabaung, the last month of Myanmar calendar (February - March). Every year, the Human Path and Spirit Path, two causeways leading to the Pagoda emerge out of the waters just before the festival and disappear when it is over.

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  • Uploaded on December 12, 2012
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    by nowintoforever
    • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
    • Taken on 2011/02/03 16:57:20
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash