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Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda

Pagoda Rd, Pegu, Myanmar (Burma)

Buddhist Temple

The Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the most important monument in Bago and probably its oldest. At present, it is certainly the tallest, rising to a height of 114 meters. Repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries in the familiar cycle of earthquakes and official patronage, the site remains a popular pilgrimage destination owing to the belief that within its core are two genuine hair relics of the Buddha conveyed here in ancient times from India.

Location of Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda