Shwesandaw Pagoda (Bagan)
|Height (max)||100 m (328 ft)|
The Shwesandaw Pagoda (Burmese: ရွှေဆံတော် ဘုရား, pronounced [ʃwèsʰàɰ̃dɔ̀ pʰəjá]) is a Buddhist pagoda located in Bagan, Myanmar. It is the tallest pagoda in Bagan, and contains a series of five terraces, topped with a cylindrical stupa, which has a bejewelled umbrella (hti). The pagoda was built by King Anawrahta in 1057, and once contained terra cotta tiles depicting scenes from the Jataka. Enshrined within the pagoda are sacred hairs of Gautama Buddha, which were obtained from Thaton.
- Pictorial Guide to Pagan. Rangoon: Ministry of Culture. 1975 .