Shwesandaw Pagoda, Bagan

4.4
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Visible far away from the ancient city's plains, Shwesandaw Pagoda draws Hindu pilgrims, Buddhist devotees, and casual tourists to immerse themselves in a thousand-year-old religious tradition. Take a steep 100 m (328 ft) climb to reach the top of the pagoda, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding grassland and temples. Examine the white symmetrical structure built in 1057, along with its bell-shaped stupa and terracotta terraces. Sacred hairs of Gautama Buddha lie enshrined within the pagoda, while statues of Ganesh and other Hindu deities adorn the corners. The weather can get very hot here, so carry extra water and take care while climbing up and down the pagoda. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bagan using our trip planner.
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  • This pagoda was one of the high places from where one could observe the beautiful sunrise and sunset over Bagan. So it was usually crowded with tourists and visitors in sunset time. But now...  more »
  • It is one of the must visit pagoda if you're making a list of pagodas to visit in Bagan. Rent an e-bike from your hotel and do visit.  more »
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