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We have identified the most interesting and unusual places in Myanmar. This country is one of the most powerful centers of Buddhist culture in all of Asia, for which it is often called the “Country of Golden Pagodas” (there are more than 2.5 thousand of them).
In addition to numerous, sometimes unique temples, there are other equally interesting sights in Myanmar, some of which will be discussed in our article.
Chaittiyo Pagoda is a Buddhist shrine located in the state of Mon, Myanmar. The height of the pagoda is 5.5 meters. It is located on top of a granite stone, held on a ledge by unknown forces. Another name – Golden Stone – the shrine received because of its cover with gold leaf.
According to the legends of local residents, the stone was placed on a rock by two Burmese spirits (natami) about 2500 years ago. Continue reading