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November 13, 2018

Work on scaffolding at Shwedagon Pagoda launched for renovation of gold plates

 Photo: Zaw Min Latt
Photo: Zaw Min Latt

Scaffolding work launched at Shwedagon Pagoda yesterday, to renew the gold plates on the pagoda.
The pagoda will be covered in scaffolding during the six-month project and about 3,000 gold plates will be screwed on it.
A religious ceremony took place at the pagoda yesterday to launch the scaffolding with the Members of the Sangha sprinkling scented water on the materials to be used for the traditional scaffolding with bamboos praying for safety during the project.
Shwedagon Pagoda will undergo renovation of its golden sphere starting this October. The gold surface of the pagoda is refurbished every four years to counteract weather damage.— Ko Ko Zaw, Thant Zin Win

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