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Shwezigon Paya, Bagan

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Built at the end of the 11th century by the father of the Burmese nation, King Anawrahta, Shwezigon Paya represents a priceless reliquary and pilgrimage center for thousands of Buddhist devotees. The holy site enshrines a collection of sacred relics, including Buddha's collarbone, tooth, and emerald images imported from China. The cone-shaped pagoda with five terraces has endured many earthquakes and natural disasters throughout history, but it was restored several times and, until recently, reinforced with 30,000 copper plates for better protection. Head inside to witness the inscribed pillars, golden bell, shrines with Gupta-style statues of Buddha, and the hall of 37 nats (revered spirits). Beware of ticket scalpers at the entrance, as they can get pushy and distractive. A visit to Shwezigon Paya represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bagan vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • According to the Guide to big pagoda, the gold representing the Bagan dynasty King Anawrahta of Bagan dynasty founder began finished third chain Citta King when building things. Has toured a decorative part of the top of the fabric-covered cylindrical part of the bottom line it was very disappointing, and Buddha is enshrined in all sides of the pagoda, there were big lion.
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  • The pagoda is large and not very high, as a result she appear compact and toned. It is one of the oldest and most important places of worship by the Burmese.
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  • Glad I came across this place on a walk from my hotel further out of the main area (Sky View Hotel) I thought it was awesome and everyone on TA have covered the dodgy roof in their reviews so I won't ...  more »