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Shwesandaw Pagoda

Bagan, Myanmar
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"steep steps"
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"sunrise and sunset"
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"top level"
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"coming down"
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"worth the climb"
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"hand rails"
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"degree view"
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"reclining buddha"
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"four sides"
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"high season"
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"watch the sun"
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"the hot air balloons"
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"take photos"
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"early in the morning"
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"old bagan"
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"irrawaddy river"
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"bagan area"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Also on the must see list while in Bagan. It is vibrant and well maintained. It's one of the view with a gold top and makes for good photo contrast to the brick colored ones.

Thank etravelhome
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amongst other temples, Shwesandaw is a good stopover for photo taking, but you probably won't be able to climb the structure as it's undergoing restoration works at the moment.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

The Shwesandaw is a remarkable 12 c piece of art. It's an outstanding big temple hit by a strong earthquake last year (which are very common here). Due to that it's partly damaged and it's totally closed for visitors. It was a favorite sunset spot....More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Interesting but very busy and big. Lots of barefoot walking, some on stony bits. Well worth the effort though

1  Thank HKinsey
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Heard about this Shwesandaw is the best pagoda to see sunset and sunrise, however due to some reasons government has fully closed down all the pagodas so that tourists are not able to climb them all. So please do not expect to climb them up...More

1  Thank sendo7
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

On our cruise on the Irrawaddy River, we visited many sacred Buddhist places; and just like churches in Italy, you think you will never see another one more beautiful but then you walk in and...... Well, this is no exception as it is truly a...More

1  Thank ntflady
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

I can see that some people mistake this one for Shwezigon which is the golden one. This one, Shwesandaw, is made out of bricks. It’s not possible to climb anymore due to an earthquake in 2017. It’s still worth a visit. It’s got a large...More

Thank Lars S
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

This an impressive temple with a large golden stupa in Bagan. Get there by 10 am to beat the tourist crowds. It is smaller than the one in Yangon.

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

It was built by King Anawrahtar who was first myanmar empire founder. It was very famous among the travelers to enjoy the beautiful sunset over Bagan. But it has been recently closed for climbing to watch the sunset. The government announce not to climb on...More

1  Thank MIB Tour Compan... M
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Another fine example of the quality of beautiful historic pagodas available to visit and enjoy in Bagan. Would definitely add this one to the must see list..

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