Shwesandaw Pagoda is located halfway between the Dhammayangyi Pahto
and the Bagan city wall.
Shwesandaw was built by King Anawrahta in 1057
to commemorate his victory over the Mon kingdom at Thaton.
The stupa enshrines hairs of the Buddha
sent to Anawrahta by the king of Bago / Pegu.
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