One of the more attractive Payas in Yangon is the Swedawmyat Paya on the North side of town. It however, does not contain an actual tooth relic, but rather a replica of a copy of a relic of a tooth of the Buddha... (Say that 10 time real fast...)
Pye is off the beaten path and honestly I don't recommend it, but I'm glad I went because I saw life under martial law and felt perfectly ill at ease.
But I would recommend the not off the beaten path Wooden Bridge up in Mandalay. It's quite scenic and chill.
Hop onto the train (yeah, like the one in the photo below) to Mandalay!
As a matter of interest, this particular overly-crowded train was indeed heading towards Mandalay. Queuing up to buy train tickets here in Yangon also deserves an entire chapter.... Did you know that the Burmese folks would camp outside the train station 24 hours before the tickets go on sale?!
There is one armenian church in Yangon.
One of sponsors is the Embassy of Russian Federation...
They prey there...
Pic 1/2 - Digonally opposite the south entrance of Shwedagon. Can be easily visit together with Shwedagon. Uncrowded and one can have a nice view of Shwedagon from here.
Locals worship a small shrine which is said to contain some relics of the Buddha at Swedawmyat Paya in Yangon...
Well maybe not super wealth but certainly doing better than most. I didn't notice a whole lot of satelitte tv dishes. There were mostly TV antennaes on the rooftops.
The colourful Yele Paya on a small river isle at Kyauktan. Be sure to check out the fish feeding ritual here..
There are quite a few different religions represented. I was surprised to see so many churches in the country and in Yangon there are a couple of really big churches.