During the Initial Type Training on ATR-42-400/500-72-212A in Yangon, MYANMAR, AGT’s instructor took the opportunity to act like a tourist.
He visited the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in MYANMAR, the Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda.
The Pagoda sits a top of a hill and is 99 meters high (326 foot-tall). It can be seen from most places of Yangon, day and night, as the golden roof illuminates the city.
There is little wonder that the Shwedagon is referred to in Myanmar as “The Crown of Burma”.
According to some, the pagoda is 2 600 years old, making Shwedagon, the oldest pagoda in the world.