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By Keith Stelter

Who says you'll want to go back and forth faraway from domestic to head on a good hike? In top Hikes close to Houston writer Keith Stelter info the simplest hikes inside of an hour's force of the larger Houston sector ideal for the city and suburbanite hard-pressed to discover nice outside actions with reference to domestic. each one featured hike comprises targeted hike specifications, a short hike description, trailhead situation, directional cues, and an in depth map.

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There’s a sort of goldleaf-coated maze inside the stupa, with glass showcases containing many of the ancient relics and artefacts, including small silver- and-gold Buddha images, which were sealed inside the earlier stupa. Reconstruction also revealed a small gold cylinder holding two small body relics and a strand of hair, said to belong to the Buddha, which is reputedly still in the stupa. Above this interesting interior, the golden stupa spire rises to 131ft. To the western side of the stupa is a hall containing a large gilded bronze Buddha, cast during the reign of King Mindon Min.

Look to it. The 112ft-high paya also measures 112ft around its base. It stands about 5 miles north of the city centre, a little beyond the Inya Lake Hotel. The interior of the monument is hollow and contains some nice Buddhist sculptures, including a lei-myet-hna (four-sided Buddha sculpture). Just north, Mahapasana (Map p38; Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd; admission free; h24hr), the ‘great cave’, is a totally artificial. It was here that the Sixth Buddhist Synod was held in 1954–56 to coincide with the 2500th anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment.

Also known by its literal translation, Royal Lake (Dawgyi Kan), the lake is most attractive at sunset, when the glittering Shwedagon is reflected in its calm waters. You’ll find the best sunset view from the lake’s eastern edge. urC" NH=¾' mhCp:snliHU='8U When the designers were asked to come up with a suitable blueprint for the ‘world peace’ zedi, which was built for the 1954–56 Sixth Buddhist Synod, they obviously decided that Mickey Mouse and friends were the epitome of world peace, because the Kaba Aye Paya (Map p38; Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd; admission free; h24hr) has a Disneyesque feel and # Tamwe £ Swimming Pool St Ú Chaukhtatgyi # Paya #3 Ú 1 Kaba Aye Paya & Mahapasana Cave F Several of the city’s embassies, clinics and smaller hotels are in the lake’s vicinity, the majority north of the lake.

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