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Shwemawdaw Paya, Bago

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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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  • The Shwemawdaw pagoda might not be as spectacular on the whole, as the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon but it is a few meters higher and takes the prize as the highest in the country. It was badly damaged ...  more »
  • This pagoda is smaller than Schwedagon Yangon, but she is beautiful and requires more than an hour; visit she has this special and surprising; There are intact a masonry brick the upper part of the stupa which collapsed during the last earthquake which and place in this region in 2009
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  • Hymns of praise are been sung so well already sufficiently. I have a feeling that is unfortunately developed in Myanmar just a bubble. You must row back now after a price increase in areas of more than 100%. Hotel prices seem flexible negotiable. Fees for the photograph were lifted. Here, you have to buy unfortunately still a day tourist pass. It costs 10000 kyat per person (almost €7). Who plans so only a short stop, or visiting only a pagoda, you should know that! The taxi comes with still 10-€17!
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