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Shwemawdaw Paya, Bago
(4.2/5 based on 180+ 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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  • + beautiful harmonious peaceful pagoda + hardly tourists + pagoda destroyed by earthquake, newly renovated and in good condition + old fallen down Spitz attractions available
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  • Once you've toured Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon, it becomes difficult for any Pagoda of this size and frequentstion to leave a truly memorable experience, at least for the layman that I am. This one did...  more »
  • The tallest pagoda in Myanmar and i preferred Shwemawdaw instead of Shwedagon, eventhough it was less impressive. Your entrance fee allows you to access multiple attractions in Bago, so keep your tick...  more »