"Buddha and Nats." Shwezigon Paya Tip by euzkadi

Shwezigon Paya, Bagan: 12 reviews and 40 photos

The most sacred place in Bagan, The Zedi was commenced by King Anawratha and finished by King Kyanzittha in the 11th century. The site is surrounded by a huge brick wall an the entrance is through a large corridor full of religious and souvenirs stalls. In the centre of it surrounded by new and old shrines, is the magnificent Gilded Zedi. The Paya was built on three terraces, the base of it has several panels with illustrations of the Jataka. At the four cardinal points (facing the terrace stairways) there are shrines with standing Buddha images. The complex is also famous for the 37 Nats a building containing the 37 pre-Buddhist images of the Nats (including the older image of Thagyamin, king of the Nats).

Directions: between the village of Wetkyi-in and Nyaung U
Phone: 0473968122
Website: http://www.ancientbagan.com/shwezigon-pagoda.htm

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  • Written Jul 18, 2010
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