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Shwezigon Pagoda

Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Buddhist Temple

The Shwezigon Pagoda is one of the oldest and most impressive monuments of Bagan. Most noticeable is the huge gold plated pagoda glimmering in the sun. The design of the Shwezigon Pagoda has been copied many times across Burma over the centuries.  Several shrines and temple buildings have been added to the complex since the construction of the stupa in the year 1090. As the pagoda enshrines a number of sacred Buddhist relics, it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists.

Location of Shwezigon Pagoda