Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Shwezigon Pagoda was built as a center of prayer and reflection for the new Theravada faith King Anawarahta had established in Bagan. It was begun by King Anawrahta in 1076 but not completed until the reign of King Kyanzittha (1084-1113). The Shwezigon is one of the most important pagodas in Burma as it is believed to contain the Buddha’s collar bone, his ‘frontlet’ bone and one of his teeth.

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