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Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan

Shwezigon Pagoda Overview

A Buddhist temple, The Shwezigon Pagoda or Shwezigon Paya is situated in Nyaung-U, a town close to Bagan, in Burma (Myanmar). The temple can be reckoned as a prototype of Burmese stupas. It comprises of gold leaf-gilded circular stupa. It is encompassed by small shrines and temples. The construction work of Shwezigon Pagoda started during King Anawrahta’s reign. The work got finished during reign of King Kyansittha of the Pagan Dynasty in 1102 AD. Placed in a bone and tooth of Lord Buddha, the pagoda looks very beautiful. There is also a pillar made from the stone. Within the compound of the Shwezigon Pagoda, there is a stone pillar that comprises of Mon language inscriptions, which have been dedicated by King Kyansittha.

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