Shwesandaw Pagoda

   A major pagoda, located on a hillside in Prome (Pyay), said to contain hair relics of Gotama Buddha. It is 100 meters high, and, like the Shwe Dagon, Shwemawdaw, and Kyaiktiyo pagodas, is a major site of Buddhist pilgrimage in Lower Burma.
   See also Architecture, Religious.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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