Full name of site: Shwedagon Pagoda
Short description of site (also include multiple locations if applicable): The 2500 years old iconic golden pagoda in Yangon is the most sacred place in the country.
Criteria (cultural, natural, mixed): I, IV, VI
Outstanding universal value / comparative analysis: This is the best example of Burmese style pagoda apart of Bagan, in the totally different style, it is also the symbol of Buddhism of Myanmar as well as its nationhood. Comparing with other important pagodas in the region such as Pagoda in Kathmandhu, Sanchi or Anuradhapura, Shwedagon is considered unique with beautiful design and its gold, one of the most beautiful place in Asia.