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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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  • Glitter sizes, French travellers not to enter in, and contains important things involved. Around the pagoda, Buddha was the place which enshrines the. Beautifully crafted at the entrance. The story of the Buddha is depicted. Cure disease in the NATs also was enshrined. So do here is usually not women on applying gold leaf, gold foil paper I also have.
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  • The more Golden buildings of Bagan. Walking through the main stupa and admire the glittering Shwedagon's Golden reminds in Yangoon, even though on a much smaller scale. But where has more than 2,200 temples.
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  • You can enter through the covered walkway or you will meet merchants on the end. The pagoda itself is beautiful and surrounded by many buildings with carved roofs. A good choice for our first tour arriving in Bagan
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