The city is dominated by the great
golden Shwe Dagn pagoda, the centre of Burmese religious life.
Rising to a height of 368 ft., this
magnificent building is loftier than St Paul's Cathedral in
London, and its size is greatly enhanced by the fact that it
stands on a hill that is 168 ft. above the level of the city.
The Diamond Orb at top
is 22 inches tall and 10.5 inches wide
Covered in 4351
The apex diamond is 76