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The Shwemawdaw pagoda in Bago (Pegu) - Myanmar


The Shwemawdaw pagoda in Bago (Pegu) - Myanmar

The Shwemawdaw pagoda in Bago (Pegu) may contain hairs of Buddha as the
Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon. The Pagoda Shwemawdaw is higher than the one of Yangon of
some meters (height total 114 m) and the main entry, as in Yangon, is kept by
2 huge Chinthes. It would have been constructed there are more than 1 000 years by the Môn to shelter
two hairs of Buddha.
The Shwemawdaw pagoda of Bago is one of the most well known pagoda in Myanmar, with
Shwe-dagon, Swethalyaung (the reclining Bouddha of Bago) and the golden rock of Kyathiyo.
The photograph has been taken in 2000 from the HInthagone pagoda, East of Bago.


Shwemawdaw pagoda - State of Bago - Myanmar (Burma)

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