Shwesandaw Pagoda, Bagan

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Visible far away from the ancient city's plains, Shwesandaw Pagoda draws Hindu pilgrims, Buddhist devotees, and casual tourists to immerse themselves in a thousand-year-old religious tradition. Take a steep 100 m (328 ft) climb to reach the top of the pagoda, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding grassland and temples. Examine the white symmetrical structure built in 1057, along with its bell-shaped stupa and terracotta terraces. Sacred hairs of Gautama Buddha lie enshrined within the pagoda, while statues of Ganesh and other Hindu deities adorn the corners. The weather can get very hot here, so carry extra water and take care while climbing up and down the pagoda. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bagan using our trip planner.
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  • Is the pagoda and famous sunset spot is best views during the day. Time from the top view of Bagan leisurely dopey looking very helpful. Attraction of Bagan will be only that Bagan in the grass with a blue sky looks gig and pagoda lot of the landscape. Stairs are steep, go up to the top of it was tough. Sunset is quite crowded, so watch out.
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  • It would be better, so don't become a barefoot as much as possible go in the evening. Is because it is at the top of the pagoda collapsed by the quake once repaired. Once the top ones are kept under Watch, it is one of the points. You can visit the reclining Buddha image in the next. Do not forget that the place of worship for the local people to watch quietly.
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  • The Pagoda Pagoda (Shwesandaw) * The oldest Buddhist pagoda, built in 1057, was built by the King of Bagan (Anawrahta) of the time, and Shwesandaw Myanmar language meaning " The Golden Saint's Hair relic is named for the hair relics enshrined in the tower, while the hair relic is the gift of the King of Slavery to help the nation to attack the Khmer and the hair relic is the Buddha's hair. Is the only one on the tower staircase built outside the tower of Guta, tower height towering about 50 meters and eight-level, one of the best spots to watch the sunrise and sunset, where people can get to the top of the tower by a steep stone stage, hoping to witness the magnificent view of the mountain Pagoda and the sun, which is the most recognized. Sun Pagoda ", regardless of sunrise and sunset, the tower body is full of visitors to the 曬 Sun, but unfortunately, the earthquake has now closed. The oldest Buddha in front of the tower is also worth attending.
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  • One of the most convenient place to see sun rise. The sun rises quickly. You should come here at around 5am to catch perfect moment.
  • The pagoda seems to be popular because it's big and used to be accessible for climbing (not possible now). But the whole area looks a bit abandoned
  • Excellent sunrise pictures near this location. Telephoto and tripod are a must for picking out those amazing landscapes. Sunset isnt a great experience during dry season as the roads are dusty and all the tourist buses cart people to sunset vistas. But if you wait for the blue hour when luckily everyone has gone you maybe rewarded with some good photo opportunities. You'll have to look hard for that sunset picture which we found was at least 1km east of Bagan.
  • Nice place to see sunset in Bagan but very very people jam
  • Nice. Not so crowded now as it's under reconstruction and restoration thus not allowed to climb up. There is a sleeping Buddha next to it which is quiet old and beautiful.
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