THE VANISHED DONOR OF THE MYANMAR MARBLE BUDDHA PAGODA – TAASA Review March 2017
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This article was originally found in the March 2017 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 26, Issue 1, Page 20).
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Bob Hudson A couple of kilometres from Yangon airport is a modern pagoda containing a huge marble Buddha image.
It is popular with Buddhist visitors, in part because large or otherwise exceptional images are appealing to them.
It is popular with tour guides because, the cynical observer might claim, it is convenient to the airport, and can occupy a spare hour before hotel check-in. The Loka Chantha Abhaya Labhamuni (world peace and prosperity') image was carved from a single piece of marble found near Mandalay...