Shwe Daza Paya

Northern Myanmar

As you approach from the south, central Shwebo’s skyline is given an alluring dazzle by a collection of golden pagoda spires. These cluster around the extensive, 900-year-old Shwe Daza Paya. The main object of veneration here is a small golden buddha statue said to emit rays of light out of its head. In late June or early July it forms the centerpiece of a festival calling for the rains to start.

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