Pagoda of gold, with praying monks and vendors
This pagoda is the prototype of Burmese pagoda, with a bell-shaped stupa that is painted gold. It reminds me of the Shwedagon Pagoda but its proportions are smaller. It is an important pilgrimage center. Inside one can see monks praying. The room in which there are 2 spirits or "nats", is intresting. In the corridor leading to the temple there are vendors offering products such as sand drawings, opium scales made for tourists, shirts, statues of Buddha, etc.. The tour, like in most of the pagodas in Myanmar, must be done barefoot.