Posted by Press Releases | Jan 05, 2011 | Comments 0
Park Lane Editions, Ltd. today is pleased to introduce Asia Treasures – Shwedagon Pagoda 1.0 for iPad, their Travel app that explores in text and pictures one of the most breathtaking sites in Southeast Asia, the shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda is located in the heart of Rangoon, Burma’s capital. More than a « pagoda » the Shwedagon Pagoda is a 98 meters high Stupa covered by thousands of gold leafs and surrounded by 64 small temples with four bigger temples at each of the cardinal points. In each temple all around the Stupa we find, of course, several Buddha statues as well as a huge 42-ton bell given by King Tharrawaddy in 1841.
It’s also at the Shwedagon Pagoda that Peace Nobel Aung San Suu Kyi delivered her first political speech calling for democracy in a country ruled by the military since 1962. It is also there that her father, the general Aung San, hero of Burma’s independence asked the British Empire to free Burma in 1946. And in 2007 the Shwedagon Pagoda was the rallying point of buddhist monks who demonstrated against the regime during the « safran revolution ».