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Shwezigon Paya, Bagan

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Built at the end of the 11th century by the father of the Burmese nation, King Anawrahta, Shwezigon Paya represents a priceless reliquary and pilgrimage center for thousands of Buddhist devotees. The holy site enshrines a collection of sacred relics, including Buddha's collarbone, tooth, and emerald images imported from China. The cone-shaped pagoda with five terraces has endured many earthquakes and natural disasters throughout history, but it was restored several times and, until recently, reinforced with 30,000 copper plates for better protection. Head inside to witness the inscribed pillars, golden bell, shrines with Gupta-style statues of Buddha, and the hall of 37 nats (revered spirits). Beware of ticket scalpers at the entrance, as they can get pushy and distractive. Plan to visit Shwezigon Paya during your Bagan vacation using our convenient Bagan route planning app .
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  • A fairly large, more modern temple which was easy to walk to from our hotel (Ananta Bagan). There are a number of restaurants/shops in the immediate area as well, so a useful stop off if you want more...  more »
  • It is huge, full of Buddha temples and statues. Visit during the sunset. The colors are unique and the chanting and the prayers make a mystical experience  more »
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