Southern Shwedagon Entrance

The Southern Entry.

Shops are lining the stairways offering cloth and various items and bundles for donations. Most popular are flowers usually chrysanths and roses. Many people make a living supplying them to the pilgrims. 

Here is the south side, Shwedagon Pagoda Road run almost into it, hundreds of people pass through here every day. Since foreigners are less than about 10% of the visitors it is extremely to let them pay about $ 8.50 (until 2012 it was $ 5,-) and all others pay nothing at all. Buddhist temples in Myanmar and Thailand are the only religious monuments in the whole world where local people try to milk others in the name of Buddha.  

The southern Pagoda Entrance

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