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Shwesandaw Pagoda, Bagan

Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • This pagoda was one of the high places from where one could observe the beautiful sunrise and sunset over Bagan. So it was usually crowded with tourists and visitors in sunset time. But now...  more »
  • It is one of the must visit pagoda if you're making a list of pagodas to visit in Bagan. Rent an e-bike from your hotel and do visit.  more »
  • Make sure you add this temple to your top five visit list, when you are visiting the Old Bagan city.  more »
  • Beautiful photo location, especially in the morning and late afternoon.
  • Ancient pagoda and nice place.
  • Awe-inspiring!
  • Used to easy.
  • This is such an amazing Pagoda. I think that you should totally check it out. It's a very big one and you will not be disappointed by coming here to check out this Temple. Yeah I think you really should. sure there are a lot of pagodas in the area but this is definitely one of the highlights of this area so yeah check it out.

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