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“The Bagan's golden one”
Review of Shwezigon Paya

Shwezigon Paya
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Bagan Fullday Sightseeing by Car and Horse-cart
Ranked #7 of 87 things to do in Bagan
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The Shwezigon pagoda is, I think, the only pagoda in Bagan fully covered with gold blocks and painted in shiny gold. All others are in red brick or in sandstone and therefore look older, although the Shwezigon is also from the 11-12 c. It's very beautiful, but reminds me on Shwedagon in Yangon and Shwesandaw in Bago, which we visited before, so the others were more interesting to me.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We are attracted by the stone lions statues outside of this Shwezigion Paya, thus we decided to go in and take a look. This temple design is a bit like That Luang temple in Laos, people are allowed to walk one round of this gilded pagoda. The weather is hot but the floor tiles that you stepped on give you a cool feeling instead. There is a point on the floor whereby there is water flowing out, I can't really understand what the local trying to say though but keep asking us to pray and make offering. At the side gate, there are 2 others stone lions so we proceed there to continue to take some more photos.

Thank Jacky84
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

One of the busiest sites in Bagan, it is a must see. The pagoda shimmers and has many visitors due to its religious significance. The courtyards and carvings are very impressive. We were fortunate to see it early in the day when it was quiter

Thank Jackie C
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a huge gilded Pagoda built in the 11th century. It is believed to enclose bone and tooth relics of a Buddha. In the South West corner is the shrine of the 37 Mahagiri Nats (Spirits).

Thank Pete-n-Suzie
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

If you been to Yangon and visited the Shwedagon Paya, look almost the same as this one, just much bigger, I was told, from this temple forward which started this style and many just follow, without doubt, it look beautiful from all side, most local folks come to pray and pay respect, best spot to watch the Sunset.

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