Photo: Shwe San Daw Pagoda.

Shwe San Daw Pagoda

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Guarded by giant salmon-coloured lions, Shwe San Daw temple dominates Ye’s town centre from the top of its low rise and is definitely worth more than a cursory glance.

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Photo of Shwe San Daw Pagoda

Located between May Yu and Yan Gyi Aung roads, it’s the town’s most prestigious temple and though not large, it does pack a lot of interest into its square compound. Aside the usual gold-painted stupa is a reclining Buddha image, a Mon-style seated one.

There’s also a venerable old boddhi tree, whose massive branches are gold painted and supported by pink and blue columns. Also within the grounds are several graphic ‘this is what happens to you if you behave badly’-type sculptures. You know, things like people’s entrails being pecked out by crows.

Shwe San Daw Pagoda is well worth a look, especially at sunset.

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