Situated right in the heart of Yangon city, Sule Pagoda is among the earliest landmarks for the city. According to the legends, Sule Pagoda was constructed during the time of Lord Buddha more than 2500 years earlier. The pagoda rises to height of nearly 46m and sports a peculiar octagonal shape. Sule pagoda has been the centre of all major religious and political events in the history of Myanmar. Originally, it was built in South Indian architectural style but as the influence of Indian culture wore off, the pagoda was modified according to local styles. It is said that the pagoda houses a hair of Lord Buddha which he himself gave to two merchants. The golden dome of the pagoda is the main highlight.