Shwesandaw Pagoda, Bagan

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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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  • It was one of the specialties of Bagan to climb the stairs here and watch the sunset, but it is forbidden to ascend now. Now, to see the sun and the sun, we go to the Observatory for the official Asahi and sunset.
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  • Of course it is interesting to visit the whole of Bagan. Some of it is being repaired, but not to be missed anyway. A comment is needed to know the life of the site.
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  • Nice pagoda but fairly average in the region now you can't go up, since the 2017 rainfall caused destruction to the southeast corner. For sunset try thatbinnyu nearby instead, equal numbers of vendors but better view, bigger pagoda and you can go up to the first level for a panoramic view of the sunset
  • Shwesandaw Pagoda is located in Bagan region, Mandalay division. There is usually crowed in the evening, many foreigners and local people wait to see sunset and allowed everyone to climb at the top of pagoda but everyone should have respect tradition by obeying the rules and regulations in that area.
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