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Shwedagon Pagoda

No visit to the Union of Myanmar is complete without a visit to the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, which enshrines strands of Buddha's hair and other holy relics. Located west of the Royal Lake on 114 -acre Singuttara Hill in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the people of the Union of Myanmar. From a humble beginning of 8.2 meters, the Shwedagon Pagoda today stands close to 110 meters. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond.

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U Thant House

The renovation of the residence of former United Nations Secretary-General U Thant was done by Yangon Heritage Trust and is now a museum. The house, which belongs to the government, is a colonial era building within the Windermere compound in Yangon. U Thant lived there in the 1950s when he was Secretary to Prime Minster U Nu (whose official residence was nearby) before leaving to serve as Burma’s Permanent Representative to the UN in 1957. The museum exhibits U Thant’s life and works and is used as a public event centre since 2014. 

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