Just south of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, stands a smaller, but still very impressive stupa called the Maha Wizaya. When I encountered it, it looked like this, very different from any other I’d seen. Rather than brick or plaster or stone, it was covered in what looked like hundreds of yellow flaps of leather. Apparently, this was not the normal appearance, but it was under some kind of upkeep or restoration.
Kind of a shame, it would be nice to see some variation in the generic architecture of stupas.