According to tradition, the Shwedagon Pagoda (the Golden Dagon) is the oldest in the world, having been built 2,600 years ago during
Gautama Buddha's life time to hold eight strands of his hair. It also enshrines relics of the three other past Buddhas, making it the most sacred Buddhist pagoda.
The Shwedagon pagoda is a complex construction of ample proportions which comprises more than a hundred different zedis, temples, shrines, and pavilions,
all topped by a 100m dome covered with more than 50 tonnes of gold.