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Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank Mandinka_11
Reviewed 11 July 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 Aruna G
Reviewed 8 July 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 10 June 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.

Thank etravelhome
Reviewed 21 May 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.

Thank Leolwll
Reviewed 22 April 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 20 March 2018

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

1  Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 14 March 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

1  Thank sendo7
Reviewed 4 March 2018

On our cruise on the Irrawaddy River, we visited many sacred Buddhist places; and just like churches in Italy, you think you will never see another one more beautiful but then you walk in and...... Well, this is no exception as it is truly a...More

1  Thank ntflady
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I can see that some people mistake this one for Shwezigon which is the golden one. This one, Shwesandaw, is made out of bricks. It’s not possible to climb anymore due to an earthquake in 2017. It’s still worth a visit. It’s got a large...More

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