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Shwemawdaw Paya, Bago

(4.2/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Admire the tallest pagoda in Myanmar at Shwemawdaw Paya, a glistening gold stupa that reaches an amazing 114 m (375 ft). Originally built in the 10th century, the structure has collapsed and been rebuilt numerous times due to earthquakes, each time being rebuilt a little taller. In 1930, a devastating earthquake reduced the pagoda to nothing more than a mound of rubble, and it remained that way for around 20 years. Legend has it that the original 21 m (70 ft) tall structure was built to hold two hairs of the Buddha. Explore the grounds and find a peaceful shady spot to admire the view. Arrive early to beat the crowds and the midday heat. Put Shwemawdaw Paya and other Bago attractions into our Bago vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I stopped by at the Bago sightseeing. Eye-catching places of worship shines Golden entered from the entrance next to the shrine, said this pagoda boasts the tallest in Myanmar barefoot paid cameras shooting fee (300 ky) through the corridor and multi-tiered. Rated solar pagoda height further on shine, is surrounded by many small pagodas around was made and shining high pagoda. Had no chance this time after visiting the scenery from a large lion (Lion? ), This was the main entrance through the front entrance is lined with two?
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  • When you come to Bago, this place is worth - visiting, however the architecture of this pagoda seems similar to Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, and you shouldn't come here after lunch because it is really...  more »
  • Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is not enough in the Bago largest there. Did not know any English signage is not a difference between Yangon and around, as well as other pagodas and Buddha images of the birth day of the week and looked for my birth day is. We baitaku entered from the entrance on the front left, front entrance like beggars and touts is not noisy, good. And incidentally, taking photos in from somewhere and charged filming fees 300 K to come.
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