Shwesandaw Pagoda (Pyay)

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Shwesandaw Pagoda
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Shwesandaw Pagoda (Pyay) is located in Myanmar
Shwesandaw Pagoda (Pyay)
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Basic information
Geographic coordinates 18°49′06″N 95°13′16″E / 18.818220°N 95.221086°E / 18.818220; 95.221086Coordinates: 18°49′06″N 95°13′16″E / 18.818220°N 95.221086°E / 18.818220; 95.221086
Affiliation Theravada Buddhism
Country Myanmar

The Shwesandaw Pagoda, or Shwesandaw Paya, (Burmese: ရွှေဆံတော်ဘုရား, 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.


  • Myanmar (Burma). Footscray, Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet Publication Pty Ltd. 2002 [1979].