Shwedagon Pagoda's Golden Glow
Burma’s most important Buddhist temple is layered with tons of gold and adorned with thousands of precious gems. Relics enshrined within the stupa include eight strands of hair that belonged to Siddhartha Gautama. Dress conservatively and be ready to walk barefoot. Singuttara Hill, Yangon. This appeared in the October 2012 issue. Read "Burma Blossoms."