Burmese temple painted gold over its original white

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The Myanmar government’s done it again… a prominent ancient pagoda in northwest Myanmar has been given a repaint from its original white to gold without consultation with monks, scholars or the public. The change of colour is rumoured to fulfil ‘magical’ conditions.

The Yaza Mani Sula Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda is given a new coat of gold paint over its original white. The Irrawady, 20110311

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