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Shwesandaw Paya (Bagan sunset) Myanmar

Shwesandaw Paya, watch the sunset in Bagan

One of the most sought after images. Bagan for all the travelers who visit the archaeological park, is to capture one of the most beautiful sunsets which offers us the Southeast Asia and a favorite of travelers is the Shwesandaw Paya Pagoda.

Enjoying the sunset, in Bagan, is almost a obligation and the best point to obtain the best perspectives of the area, we find it in the highest part of the temple Shwesandaw Paya.

Views of Bagan at sunset

Many of us wonder the best place to watch sunset in Bagan because the vast majority choose this point , inescapable what to see in myanmar but it is not the best to watch the sunset.

But this incredible temple is the most overcrowded of the entire complex and it is convenient to arrive early to enjoy a good place, but even so, it is a bit oppressivedue to the number of people that accumulate in a small space.

There are alternatives to enjoy good sunsets in Bagan, almost alone, so a good option is to consult a local, so that he can tell us what alternatives we have.

We recommend the temple Dammanyangyi is ideal where to watch the sunset in Bagan, to alternate with the Shwesandaw.

View from Shwesandaw Paya

View from Shwesandaw Paya

The temple

Shwesandaw Paya, is one of the most important of the entire deposit.

Their big white pagodastands out from the rest of the temples that we find in the surroundings and is visible from many points in the park.

white stupa

white stupa

Its origin dates back to the year 1057 when it was built , under the mandate of the king anawrhata.

Of pyramid style this Buddhist temple, is distributed in 5 floors which we will access by stairs with a inclination exaggerated and high rungs.

View of the stairs to the stupa

View of the stairs to the stupa

From the top, it is from where we will achieve the best views of the entire site since, in addition to offering us the perfect altitude to view the park, we will be able to do so 360º across the entire terrace that surrounds the great stupa.

Pioneer in communicating the terraces by means of stairs, formerly it treasured some important engravings in its walls, which were buried, after several rehabilitations.

Many travelers decide See Bagan in Hot Air Balloon one of the most common activities what to do in bagan

Its large size makes the Shwesandaw Payain one of Bagan’s landmark temples, but its history contains the same importance.

Around the main building, we find a couple of small buildings with some paintings quite interesting as they are Lawkahteikpan Patho.

paintings in the interior

paintings in the interior

Several locals will rush to join you, to get a tip or for you to buy a souvenir in their mobile shop.

In addition to these frescoes on the ceilings and walls, there are a couple of images of seated buddhas and one of a reclining buddha especially pretty.

reclining buddha

reclining buddha

The Shwesandaw Paya, is part of the temples indispensable that Bagan offers us and that we cannot miss the opportunity to enjoy.

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