How many people built the shwedagon pagoda?
The Shwedagon Pagoda is probably the oldest Buddhist shrine in the world. It was built over a period of about 500 years using thousands of laborers in the present nation of Myanmar. ...
Asked in Buddhism
Who is Tapassu and Balluka?
528 BCE According to legend, Tapassu and Balluka, two North Indian traders who lived in a city of Pushkaravat, offered Siddhatha Gautama his first meal after his enlightenment. The Buddha gives eight strands of his hair to the two brothers; who brought the strands to eastern coast of Sri Lanka and enshrined in a small pagoda in an area called 'Thanthirimale'. the pagoda was called "Giri-hadu-Saya" in present day Trincomalee. Later it was renovated, enlarged several times by various kings of ancient...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Vietnam
What are the most famous temples in Vietnam?
Top 10 Vietnam famous temples: 1/. Perfume Pagoda 2/. One Pillar Pagoda - Chua Mot Cot 3/. Temple of Literature Hanoi 4/. Tran Quoc Pagoda 5/. Tay Phuong Pagoda 6/. Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh 7/. But Thap Pagoda 8/. Thay Pagoda 9/. Thien Mu Pagoda 10/. Keo pagoda (See the related link for further information) ...
Asked in History of China, History of Japan
Why is the Japanese pagoda different in construction from Chinese pagodas?
The Japanese Pagoda is different in construction from the Chinese Pagoda because it is an integration of both its local and foreign Pagoda. This is unlike that of China which is exclusively local. ...
What is a landmark starting with the letter s?
St. Peter's (the Vatican); Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia); St. Mark's Cathedral (Venice); St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York City); Sistine Chapel (Vatican); Sears Tower (Chicago); San Quentin State Prison (California); Sing Sing Correctional Facility (New York); Sky Tower (Auckland, New Zealand); The Smithsonian Museums (New York City); Shwedagon Pagoda (Buddhist pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar); Stonehenge (Wiltshire, England) ...