sule pagoda

Myanmar Pagoda re-clad with Gold

Teetering on bamboo scaffolding, expert craftsmen are busy attaching blocks of gold to a Buddhist pagoda in downtown Yangon, burnishing one of the city’s major landmarks and racking up spiritual credit for devotees.┬áThe five-yearly renovation at the Sule Pagoda sees the monument shed its weather-damaged frontage. It is re-clad in several hundred solid gold plates […]