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Shwesandaw Pagoda

Myanmar (Burma)

Buddhist Temple

It looks like an Egyptian pyramid with 4 sides, 5 distinct floors, and a stupa situated at the top. The temple was built by King Anawrahta in 1057 to house a Sarira  - one of the Buddha's 8 hair strands that had been procured from India more than a thousand years before. One of the special attributes of the Shwesandaw pagoda is that it has 4 terraces that allow for access to 5 different floors, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the temple itself or observe the nearby religious spots fr

Location of Shwesandaw Pagoda