Shwezigon Paya
Shwezigon Paya
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JoyBose
Bengaluru, India345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a huge pagoda complex in Bagan. It includes the main pagoda and also many smaller temples. The atmosphere is very inspiring and devotional, with many devotees circumambulating, chanting, offering incense or meditating around the pagoda.

There is a huge variety of architectures of the smaller temples and the main pagoda, which makes it so unique and a must visit.

There is a walkway from the main Bagan road (leading to other main temples like Ananda temple), which goes via a number of markets selling Burmese traditional clothes, lacquerware etc.

The pagoda can get a little crowded in the evenings.

All in all, this beautiful golden pagoda is a must see for all visitors to Bagan.
Written 3 November 2020
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MnD7
Mount Isa, Australia119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This pagoda is easy to find and walking distance if staying in Nyaung-U. Best to avoid the middle of the day visits as you are not allowed to wear shoes or sandals and the outside walking areas can be extremely hot on bare feet.
Written 18 May 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Magnificent, spectacular, and glamorous in every way. This is the n=most beautiful temple in Myanmar. Amazing and breathtaking architecture.
Written 13 May 2020
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,802 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A magnificent and impressive Pagoda to look at with all that gold. However, the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is much bigger and more spectacular.

It was not crowded at all, at the time of our visit.
Written 10 April 2020
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Verona
mjm75295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is a rather spectacular place and perhaps a bit more ostentatious than Buddha would have ordered.
Written 2 April 2020
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Adventurer265640
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of the most impressive- especially from the air- hot air balloon rides a must- it is beautiful and serene and a great spot at sunrise and early morning .

If you get there by 7am you’ll see all the balloons go over. It’s not busy and well worth the visit. We went for sunrise and it was amazing watching the sun hitting the gold leaf on the main stupa - there are magnificent views from every side. One of the few temples with five entrances- to signify the four Buddhas that have already lived and the fifth represents the belief that another Buddha will come.
Written 18 March 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Shwezigon Pagoda was built by King Anawrahta. But it was completed by King Kyansittha. It is one of the most important pagodas in Myanmar and also a landmark of Bagan. Buddha's tooth was relic in the Pagoda. This Pagoda style is 11th century architecture style.
Written 13 March 2020
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MidlandsTraveller
Leicester, UK689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The gold -leaf covered dome makes this one of the most popular sites to visit in Bagan, but it should be on your list to visit.
It is worth taking a look at the Nat chapel - these protective spirits are very local with some interesting stories. The Nat chapel is much less busy than the main building. Look for the gold leaf put on the door frame by worshipers who cannot get to the statues as they are behind a frame.
Written 2 March 2020
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sawhneysaab
Delhi836 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of the most popular temples to see in Old Bagan city. Intriguing architecture and Buddha statues.
Written 28 February 2020
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AVNI
532 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is one of the must visit pagoda in Bagan. Do not miss it. The ancient ruins are restored beautifully.
Written 28 February 2020
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