Photo: Muangmakan beach, near Dawei.

Shwe Taung Zar Pagoda

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Shwe Taung Zar Pagoda, sprawling complex of shrines, statues and chedis, is Dawei’s most prestigious town temple.

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A classic style Burmese temple and monastery, it comes with all the gold stupas, elaborate green roofs and red and gold paint you’d expect plus a large seated Buddha image. It isn’t the region’s most spectacular temple for casual visitors and it’s built on flat land so provides no view but it a very pleasant and tranquil spot for a stroll and presents plenty of photogenic aspects.

The old museum housed on the site appeared closed when we stopped by and we assume the exhibits have been moved to the new purpose-built museum in town.

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