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Shwemawdaw Paya, Bago

Shwemawdaw Paya Overview

It is often mentioned as Golden God temple, which is a stupa situated in Bago. It is considered as one of the tallest pagoda in Myanmar, which is 375 feet high. Annual festival of Pagoda is a 10-day long celebration, which takes place during the Burmese month of Tago.

History

It was built in the 10 century that was around 70 ft tall and built by the Mon in order to hold two hairs of Buddha. It was damaged several times because of earthquakes. In 982 and 1385, tooth relics are added. Moreover, it also include a bell from King Dhammazedi, Spire umbrella from King Bodawpaya and a crown from Bayinnaung.

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