Almost 70% of the Shwedagon Pagoda is gold plated. On the top of it is called the Diamond Orb, encrusted with 4,351 diamonds. There are also about 2000 assorted gems around it. ‘The umbrella’ consist of 83,850 jewellery with 4,016 gold bells, weighing in total of 5 tons. .
I actually just copied the fact sheet, not that I really know the whole story.
It’s beautiful. So bright in some angle, quite smelly in some space, and very crowded near the praying area.
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