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Shwemawdaw Paya, Bago
(4.2/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Although for them it is the nerve of Hinduism in Myanmar, it is a huge stupa with temples around. Ticket kiats 10,000 per person, I say tourists... but it is normal in Europe also pay for everything and not us entrañamos, therefore we pay slightly a little run of 2.5 hours from Yangon, if you visit the try to arrive before 11.00, maybe you can come to the most important monastery of the country. Veras to 400 monks spend in row in front of you, you can provide them with rice to the occasion... is not of a propinilla. Encouragement
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  • Awesome, you can visit this place and see monks' lessons if you're lucky. It's amazing get into their everyday life, where they cook, they pray, they eat. A local guide is suggested 
  • Obviously as many employees already have said is not comparable to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon which is much larger and Imperial. In any case worth without a doubt, and if it is not already tired of temples, a visit.
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