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Shwemawdaw Paya

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Address: Bago, Myanmar
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Hindu influence pagoda

In Bago are a few attractions. This pagoda is a attraction for many local people. You can see the influence of the hindu religion. You pay one fee for all attractions in Bago .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
marti j
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is big you see it from everywhere amd it takes you a bit of tome to due your standard Pagoda round. Enjoy the smaller details.

Thank pnghenryb
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Bago are a few attractions. This pagoda is a attraction for many local people. You can see the influence of the hindu religion. You pay one fee for all attractions in Bago .

Thank marti j
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there is hardly a place in Bago, from where you will not see this Pagoda. Taller then the Yangon Shwedagon, this is really an impressive site - with a long hiistory, even if it is all done new after several destructions due to earthquakes.

Thank r0landbrunner
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Less impressive (of course!) as compared to Shwedogon but it is the biggest padoga in Bago. Less human crowd, more spacious & less array of smaller pagodas & buddhas surrounding the main padoga, makes the place looks cleaner & neater & quieter. Remember to pay your camera fees at the entrance! Not to miss visiting this pagoda.

Thank Don C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning in appearance, and simple in design, without all the commercial trappings found so often associated with pagodas in Yangon. This itself makes it an attraction worth seeing. Also has a building on the compound containing many archaeological artefacts, which regrettably are described only in Burmese.

Thank FyingKiwi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Once you've toured Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon, it becomes difficult for any Pagoda of this size and frequentstion to leave a truly memorable experience, at least for the layman that I am. This one did not rise up to the challenge. Also deisappinting was the complete lack of any peaceful or quiet corners to sit, relax by watch. We visited... More 

Thank Trotter-Rich
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The tallest pagoda in Myanmar and i preferred Shwemawdaw instead of Shwedagon, eventhough it was less impressive. Your entrance fee allows you to access multiple attractions in Bago, so keep your tickets. The same applies for their "camera fee" which was at 300 kyat (keep your "camera receipt" too!). I found Shwemawdaw to be a bit more serene and rustic,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This pagoda is also worth visit! Very big and this is the tallest pagoda in Myanmar. We made a wish and left the joss stick at the old collapsed pagoda, very interesting thing to do!

Thank Mark E
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This massive structure is considered to be sacred site containing two holy hair relics of Buddha. It suffered in past due to earth quakes and rebuilt several times.The pyramid shaped Pagoda, gold coated, stands at 370 ft high is taller than Shwedagon of Yangon and a huge section of toppled top can be seen at the northeast corner in the... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the first stop in the Bago Ancient Hanthawaddy Cultural Heritage Zone to purchase your 10,000 Khat (approx USD 10.00) foreigners ticket, keep the ticket handy as you will be asked to produce at each stop. There is also a small fee for cameras, which is on a rubberband and wear on your wrist (you will be... More 

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