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  Shwe Mawdaw Phaya

 

Myanmar

Shwe Mawdaw Phaya is the name of a Buddhist temple in Bago, a city formerly known as Pegu, and which houses a hair relic of the Buddha.

 

In 1917, an earthquake caused the pinnacle of the original zedi to collapse and tumble down. Hence, the stupa was repaired and part of the former peak has been preserved at the base of the pagoda and has been made into a shrine in its own right.

 

  Shwe Mawdaw Phaya

 

  Shwe Mawdaw Phaya

 

The temple also features several items that allow for visitors to gain merit, such as purification rituals (fig.) and a health enhancement game (fig.).

See also THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND, and TRAVEL PICTURES (1), (2), and (3).

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