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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Shwemawdaw Paya by using our Bago holiday tool .
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  • The bulk of Myanmar's attractions comprise pagodas of varying size and importance. At some point, for not all of this Buddhist begins to seem the same. However, if you're in Bago, this is a meaningful place that you should visit. Moreover, one day will be more than enough to see everything without exception in Bago, with snacks and beer.
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  • Were in transit from Yangon in the Golden Rock. The pagoda was destroyed by earthquake and rebuilt. The dome of the left.
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  • This is the highest Pagoda of the country and impressive to see. You are however right at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, then this less impressive. We are stopped here en route from Yangon to the Golden Rock and that was a pleasant stop.
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