The Shwedagon Gate

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by John Crux

This is the entrance way which leads to the famous Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. The two mythical lion-like creatures are called Chinthes, which are placed at the front of temples as guardians.

Location: Yangon, Myanmar


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