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Shwezigon Pagoda

The Shwezigon Pagoda of Bagan is one of the most beautiful and original monuments of entire Mandalay region. This iconic attraction plays a role as a popular and important pilgrimage site with a number of sacred Buddhist relics. Most noticeable is the numerous gilded pagoda sparkling in the sun. Due to its beauty, it has been copied many times across Burma over the centuries.

Compared to the original model of the pagoda in the past, the current one have been added several shrines and temple buildings.

There is an annual festival held at the Shwezigon pagoda during the December of the year, attracting thousands of devotees. The festival is dedicated to paying respect to the ancient Nat spirits. At night, the pagoda is illuminated by spotlights that give the place a mystical atmosphere.

The Shwezigon was suffered a serious damages several times in the past by several earthquakes, but has been restored after that.

The Shwezigon Pagoda was ordered to construct by King Anawrahta who founded the Bagan Kingdom in the middle of the 11th century, around 1044. His purpose was to enshrine several Buddha relics, including a copy of the sacred tooth relic of Kandy in Sri Lanka. A local legend says that the ground seated pagoda was chosen by a white elephant carrying the relic on his back. Construction began around 1059 and finished at the end of the 11th century during the reign of King Kyanzittha.

Shwezigon pagoda

Shwezigon pagoda in the sunlight

Shwezigon pagoda

Shwezigon pagoda in the sunlight