SHWEDAGON Pagoda is Burma’s most famous Buddhist monument
SHWEDAGON Pagoda is Burma’s most famous Buddhist monument. It rises like a beacon above the city skyline in Yangon which is no mean feat, given the high-rises springing up around the city today.
Shwedagon Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda in central Yangon, known as one of the most sacred sites for Buddhists in Myanmar. The site included a photo gallery, displaying precious photographic records of the pagoda, including pictures taken in the early 20th century. However, many years of exposure to hot and humid air caused discoloration and other signs of degradation to the photo exhibits. In this project, Fujifilm renewed the gallery and restored damaged photographs. Using proprietary technologies nurtured over a number of years, the company scanned deteriorated photos, repaired the discolored and damaged parts of the images, and produced premium-quality prints. The renovated gallery now features newly-taken pictures of the pagoda to join the restored images.
The massive 99 meter high gold plated pagoda with the diamond studded spire set on top of a small hill in downtown Yangon dominates the area and is visible from much of the city.