MYANMAR – Yangon – Oil lamp ceremony at Shwedagon

Offering oil lamps upon Shwedagon’s platform is a sombre and distinguished event that is steeped in the Buddhist belief in earning merit through performing good deeds. A typical ceremony begins with monks chanting “sutras”, a blessing that bestows a lifetime of good health and happiness. For anyone who takes part to the ritual, the peaceful atmosphere enhanced by the flames reflecting in the golden stupa will stay etched in their memory as a unique moment of spirituality.


  • Deeper understanding of Buddhism through this spiritual ceremony
  • A beautiful spectacle: thousands of oil lamps lit up around the golden stupa
  • The spiritual atmosphere at Shwedagon at sunset is unique
  • Spectacular photos to take


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