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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  • I went there in February 2019. The temple is located outside the walls of Old Bagan and is famous for its beautiful sunset. In Bagan, it is prohibited to climb all the stupa, and this is no exception. Even if you can't climb the pagoda, you can see the old bagan pagoda in the direction of the sunset, and you can enjoy the view like Bagan. Shhesandi paya shining in orange illuminated by the sunset is also very beautiful.
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  • Tall and very beautiful pagoda, don't miss the Buddha lying inside one of the small buildings at the temple entrance. From here three roads go to other temples, so it remains the fulcrum to ride with a comfortable e-bike the surrounding areas
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