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Review of Shwesandaw Pagoda

Shwesandaw Pagoda
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Rural Myanmar and Pottery Tour from Yangon
Ranked #5 of 87 things to do in Bagan
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

On a visit in April we found this large pagoda had great views for sunsets! We came many times for photos! aBeing in the middle of the scorching April heat (44 - 45 degrees) we did find that your feet really got burnt so that would be a negative! But otherwise very nice and great views!

Thank McChickenNugget
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Good location for see sunset in Bagan.
If you arrive there before 5pm. you have to go up to top of pagoda good place for you to take photo.
For my opinion The best place to see sunset is 3rd floor it not the top of pagoda. coz on the top you cant walk around many people there.

Thank Kaeprakhon
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I went up early in the morning and had the whole place to myself. Absolutely no one! Lovely.

It has a great all-round view of the plains and definitely an excellent place to capture Bagan in all it's splendor. It is also crowded during the evening; I decided to go elsewhere instead.

But definitely a must-visit!

Thank JoshShoeString
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Besides seeing Sunset, it is the best place to see Bagan in 360 scenery. It is also called as Sunset Pagoda

Thank Panini_poonie
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This paya is like pyramid ( like Chichén Itzá in Mexio), stairs are in the middle of each of 4 sides. The stairs are quite steep and every tourists come here for sunset so the stairs get crowded then. Take your time to climb up, it's quite dangerous to climb up with too many people, and of course, by bare feet.
I kind of assume, like Chichén Itzá, too, that it may restrict or stop tourists to clime up if some kind of injury happens while climbing.
West side gets extremly crowded since everybody wants to see the sunset but other sides are not too bad. What is in front of you is amazingly vast groud with many temples, no matter which side you are.
Regardless of sunset, highly recommended to come here to see 360 degree panoramic view of the land of Bagan.

2  Thank MizuhoK
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