Destination Mekong

The Journey Begins in Mystical Myanmar

“A golden mystery up heaved itself on the horizon – a beautiful, winking wonder that blazed in the sun, of a shape that was neither Muslim dome nor Hindu temple spire,” wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1898. “There’s the old Shway Dagon,” said his companion. “This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know.”

The Mon built the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon after voyaging to India as far back as 600 BC. By the 3rd century AD they spread Buddhism into Laos and established the Suvarnabhumi Kingdom, known in Chinese and Indian literature as “The Land of Gold.”

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon Myanmar

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