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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This pagoda was beautiful with the crowds there by 6am to watch the sunrise and balloons over Bagan. There were sellers there selling post cards, sand paintings and other souvenirs with young children also trying to sell their hand drawn pictures. Although the crowd can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour group visited many temples while visiting Bagan. Each temple is beautiful and different in each way. Over 2,400 temples in Old Bagan. A must see.

Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this temple with our Tuc Tuc driver, it is amazing, the amount of work that goes into these temples are just mind boggling, rather detail is awesome, it is a wondrous land with many wonderful temples. You don’t have to pay to get in,...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Sadly you cannot climb up there like before. In 2016 I climb to the very top to see sunset. Also a panoramic views of other pagodas & nature. It was packed with travellers. Still a beautiful scenery around & of course the Pagoda

Thank Kerala2014
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Most visited pagoda in Yangon. You could hire a local guide at the door, separately, to walk you through the temple if you want. You will be able to learn more about the place this way.

Thank CathyL646
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Also on the must see list while in Bagan. It is vibrant and well maintained. It's one of the view with a gold top and makes for good photo contrast to the brick colored ones.

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Amongst other temples, Shwesandaw is a good stopover for photo taking, but you probably won't be able to climb the structure as it's undergoing restoration works at the moment.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

The Shwesandaw is a remarkable 12 c piece of art. It's an outstanding big temple hit by a strong earthquake last year (which are very common here). Due to that it's partly damaged and it's totally closed for visitors. It was a favorite sunset spot....More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Interesting but very busy and big. Lots of barefoot walking, some on stony bits. Well worth the effort though

2  Thank HKinsey
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Heard about this Shwesandaw is the best pagoda to see sunset and sunrise, however due to some reasons government has fully closed down all the pagodas so that tourists are not able to climb them all. So please do not expect to climb them up...More

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