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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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  • Very nice site, with the sun shines all it remains a piece on the ground since then destroyed d a storm, it was rebuilt more large trees for s shelter and where are the buildings reserved to regions distant families or pilgrims arise and remains NT several days which allows very different buildings... they eat and sleep on the spot a building with carved stones (like command) that can decipher that historians, because the s population is melted in d other clans Interesting to discover
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  • + Just as impressive as the Yangon Shwedagon Paya, this one is quiet, much less crowded, more colourful and has many trees to shelter from the sun.  more »
  • This is located in Bago for about two hours by car from Yangon pagoda (stupa). Golden Tower at 114 metres, it is Myanmar's best height seems. Golden (but real Golden over half) also were drawn by the trees and make a pleasant shade around. Sorry I can't name other than lime tree.
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Most of the accommodations in Bago line the busy main road, especially the budget-friendly options, so try to get a room in the back of these establishments to avoid noise from the ever-present traffic. If cost is not an issue, you can stay farther away from the road, in one of the more upmarket hotels.
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