Shwesandaw Pagoda, Pyay

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Shwesandaw Pagoda in Pyay.

The Shwesandaw Pagoda, or Shwesandaw Paya, (Burmese: ရွှေဆံတော်စေတီ, pronounced: [ʃwè sʰàɴdɔ̀ pʰəjá]) is a Buddhist pagoda in the center of Pyay, Burma. It is one of the more important Buddhist pilgrimage locations in Burma. It is said to contain a couple of the Buddha's hairs, as its name means Golden Hair Relic. It is one meter taller in height than Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.


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