Shwe Dagon dominates the Yangon skyline. It sits on a hill, with no tall buildings nearby, hence can be seen from quite a distance. Legend says it is 2,600 years old. It is said to be the most sacred pagoda for the Burmese, containing eight strands of hair from Gautama Buddha, and other relics from several other buddhas.
There were plenty of pious lay people praying at the pagoda.
And monks, of course.
Some were bathing the buddha statues.
The place was kept sparkling clean by an army of sweepers.