Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist site in Myanmar. It sits atop the Singuttara Hill in Yangon and is thought to have been built some 2,600 years ago. It’s covered with genuine gold plates and the crown has 5,448 diamonds and 2,317 rubies.
The pagoda is famous for holding the relics of four previous Buddhas: Gautama, Kassapa, Kakusandha, and Koṇāgamana. Burmese pilgrims circumnavigate the stupas in a clockwise direction, donating their offerings to correct planetary post, according to Hindu astrology.