Shwe Ku Pagoda

Myanmar (Burma)

The Shwe Ku pagoda is famed for its Tangetawgyi buddha image and the stunningly intricate wood-carved backdrop full of filigree and depictions of spirits and animals. The rest of the complex is a clashing melange of spires, colours and general tackiness. Groups of locals come here in the evening to pray and there are normally plenty of monks in residence.

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