Photographer's Note

La pagode Shwedagon est un stpa remarquable situ sur la colline de Singuttara Yangon, au Myanmar (ex-Birmanie). Ce lieu saint bouddhique est le premier centre religieux de Birmanie car selon la lgende, il contient des reliques de quatre anciens Bouddhas, dont huit cheveux du Bouddha Gautama.
La Pagode Shwedagon abrite le monument funraire deDaw Khin Kyi, pouse d'Aung San et mre d'Aung San Suu Kyi, figure de l'opposition non violente la dictature militaire de son pays et laurate du prix Nobel de la paix en 1991..

The Shwedagon Pagoda is a 99 metres (325ft) gilded pagoda and stupa located in Yangon, Burma. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese with relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined within, especially eight strands of hair from Gautama, the historical Buddha.
In January 1946, General Aung San addressed a mass meeting at the stupa, demanding "independence now" from the British with a thinly veiled threat of a general strike and uprising. Forty-two years later, on August 26, 1988, his daughter, Aung San Suu Kyi addressed another mass meeting of 500,000 people at the stupa, demanding democracy from the military regime
As an anecdote, Daw Khin Kyi, wife of Aung San and mother of Aung San Suu Kyi has her funeral monument there.

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Additional Photos by Patrick HUBERT (yquem46) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1892 W: 5 N: 4842] (38752)
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