The Shwezigon Pagoda,
Info : The Shwezigon Pagoda
The Shwezigon Pagoda is a deeply significant 11th century sacred building in Bagan that represents Theravada Buddhism. King Anawrahta built the “paya” himself, enclosing a number of sacred relics inside and endorsing the 37 nat (spirits) by placing 37 sculptures on the pagoda’s terraces. Unfortunately, the original sculptures were stolen and their exact location is now unknown, though rumoured to be Italy. All the same, the Shwezigon Pagoda is breathtakingly beautiful, covered both in gold and copper and full of exquisite detail.
Popular Holiday Itineraries including The Shwezigon Pagoda
You can book this experience on its own, with flights or as part of an Experience Travel Holiday Itinerary.
Here are some of our popular holiday tours or we can create bespoke itineraries specifically tailored to you...
Insider Highlights and Luxury River Journey
14-17 day's exploring Myanmar. Fantastic hotels and a once-in-a-lifetime experience aboard the luxurious Sanctuary Ananda boat.
See it all on this 4 week adventure. Soak up the magic and atmosphere of the tropical south, the northern hills and the main cultural highlights.
Myanmar to Thailand via the Mergui Islands
Explore the highlights of Myanmar before veering off-the-beaten-track by boat through the remote Mergui Archipelago to Thailand.
This was our last long haul holiday which was quite the best we have done and just what we hoped it would be. But we will definitely recommend your company to any of our friends who may be planning a trip.