Yangon Sule Pagoda
© Omar Sayami

From Today to The Day Before Yesterday

The Sule Pagoda stands today on a huge roundabout in the centre of the former capital Yangon. The main stupa retains its octagonal shape up to the top.

According to legend, the pagoda was already built during the lifetime of Buddha more than 2600 years ago, even before the Shwedagon Pagoda. The octagonal ground plan of the main stupa points stylistically to peculiarities of the Mon architecture and chronologically to the 1st century of our era. | Myanmar

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  1. I think that building the tall, modern building, relatively close to the pagoda, was an architectural crime. But cities are like that … They grow, and they don’t always respect their history.