Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan

4.5
Built at the end of the 11th century by the father of the Burmese nation, King Anawrahta, Shwezigon Pagoda represents a priceless reliquary and pilgrimage center for thousands of Buddhist devotees. The holy site enshrines a collection of sacred relics, including Buddha's collarbone, tooth, and emerald images imported from China. The cone-shaped pagoda with five terraces has endured many earthquakes and natural disasters throughout history, but it was restored several times and, until recently, reinforced with 30,000 copper plates for better protection. Head inside to witness the inscribed pillars, golden bell, shrines with Gupta-style statues of Buddha, and the hall of 37 nats (revered spirits). Beware of ticket scalpers at the entrance, as they can get pushy and distractive. Plan to visit Shwezigon Pagoda during your Bagan vacation using our convenient Bagan route planning app .
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  • Visually of course, it's stunning, though a bit of research is recommended so that you can get more out of what you're seeing, since English signage is nonexistent. A guide could be useful to give...  more »
  • I visited Bagan on 28 Dec 19. This is my second visit. The Pagoda was quite big and sacred. There were so many visitors on that day. Because of time, I only saw some places at the Pagoda area.  more »
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  • Beautiful place, they said it's cover by real gold Pagoda. Make sure that come wearing with proper clothes. Man no short pants, and ladies should cover leg or bring sarong. Easier use sandals, because all pagoda are holly place. We should take off all shoes. People are nice. And can take some pictures inside. Drone are not allowed. Also taking pictures of officer is phrobihited.
  • Famous Pagoda in Pagan. A lot of souvenir shops to buy in bargaining prices. Decent car parking. E bike rentals presence make travellers more convenient.
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