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Dated 1057, so one of the earlier temples in the Bagan area, built during the rule of king Anawrahta the founding father of the Burmese nation. It is believed the temple contains some hairs from Buddha. Shwesandaw is an enormous brick structure (5 terraces with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert937
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was here just after sunset when the variegated colors of the sky in pinks and pastels glistened off the gold. So lovely, so peaceful

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank anicachris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot climb this pagoda though it would give excellent views for sunrise and sunset. You have to leave the shoes at the gate and walk to the pagoda stepping over small pebbles and rough pavement. We didn't spend there much time. It is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ania_extensa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very old monumental white, cylindrical pagoda built by the found king of Bagan outside the walls to provide cosmic protection. It is very elegant. It has five terraces. It is not covered by scaffolding any longer. However, it is not possible to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately you cannot longer climb the pagoda to see the sunrise or sundown, what made it famous. Nevertheless worth a visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BerndLesoine
Reviewed December 7, 2018

The white tall spire dome can be seen from far and is rather impressive. The compound is big and walking barefoot can be a bit of discomfort. The reclining buddha is the main thing to see here. You cannot climb to the top now.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Most of attractions in Bagan are old and lack of maintenance. I heard that there are more 3000 temples small and big in this old capital. For any attraction, you have to be bare feet from the entrance gate ( not the temple door, or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JpnExr
Reviewed November 21, 2018

This pyramid style pagoda is quite large but very graceful. It's used by lot of people to see the sunset from the top.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

This pagoda was beautiful with the crowds there by 6am to watch the sunrise and balloons over Bagan. There were sellers there selling post cards, sand paintings and other souvenirs with young children also trying to sell their hand drawn pictures. Although the crowd can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jodieg681
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Our tour group visited many temples while visiting Bagan. Each temple is beautiful and different in each way. Over 2,400 temples in Old Bagan. A must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
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