Monthly Archives: November 2016

Visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda

Visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda Jesse Tam, from the peaceful sky to busy Seattle Tacoma International across the pacific ocean to Myanmar. This is the largest pagoda temple in Yangon.  Buddhism came from India to Myanmar 2600 years ago.

The Shwedagon Pagoda, officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda.

The most famous and spectacular sight in Yangon, over 300ft tall and covered in fold, jewels and precious stones. It it one of the most important sites in the Buddhist faith. Non Burmese are not allowed inside the pagoda, there is a lot to see around it. You could spend hours viewing and walking around the outside of the complex.

The weather is hot with crowds and lines during the weekend, so wear a hat when you plan your visit.  As a mark of reverence,  visitors should dress appropriately and modestly. The dress code – wear trousers or at least knee-length shorts or skirt; t-shirts with elbow length sleeves are also expected and you are expected to be barefooted when entering Shwedagon Pagoda.

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Seattle Renamed Experience Music Project

The EMP renamed in Seattle, Jesse Tam. The EMP (Experience Music Project) Board is changing the name to MoPOP which refers to as the Museum of Pop Culture.  “This new naming captures the evolution of the wide set of experiences the museum has come to offer,” Allen said.

Attendance has increased 26% from 2014 and 2015 with more students and youth.  The name will expand the experience from music projects to include vibrant arts and culture fostering creativity and artists in the community.

The museum also has hosted all sorts of exhibits, “World of Wearable Art”, “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds”, “We Are 12: Seattle Seahawks and the Road to Victory, and “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses”.

Come celebrate at the Pop Culture Party,  free admission Saturday, Nov. 19, with games, activities and tours from 10 am – 5 pm.  MoPop refer to Museum of Pop Culture