Shwemawdaw Paya : Bago Region, Myanmar

The Shwemawdaw Paya in Bago is the tallest pagoda in Burma. With its height of 114 meters it is 15 meters taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda in nearby Yangon.

The impressive Shwemawdaw, which translates to “Great Golden God” was built by the Mon people over a thousand years ago.

It is one of Myanmar’s most sacred sites, because it enshrines several relics of the Buddha.

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