About Shwesandaw Pagoda

Constructed by King Anawrahta in the 12th century, the Shwesandaw Pagoda is one of the major temples of Bagan.

At an elevation of 328 feet above the surrounding plain, this Buddhist pagoda features a chain of terraces from which the city can be viewed.

The pagoda is a good example of the Burmese style of architecture with its bell-shaped stupa which has gold coloured tiers shaped like a ceremonial umbrella.

The terraces are also decorated with Hindu inspired statues.