Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Journey to Shwedagon Pagoda along with faithful Buddhist practitioners, who visit to honor the relics of previous Buddhas. This golden stupa, or pagoda, ranks among the holiest religious sites in Myanmar. Tradition dictates that it has stood for over 2,600 years, although historians approximate that the Mon people constructed it between the 6th and 10th centuries. In its current state, after countless renovations and reconstructions, diamonds and other precious stones encrust its steeple; see if you can spot the legendary 76-carat diamond at the tip from the ground below. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Yangon (Rangoon) fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Deservedly, this is a top must-visit in SE Asia. Heavily visited by Buddhists from all over -- the few Westerners there are hardly visible. Many peaceful places to sit and think. If you have a chance,...  more »
  • Entrance fee is 10,000 MMK The best time to visit around 17.00-18.00 hrs. Day time is not recommended, too hot. You must were proper outfit to get in. Love so much!!! Very beautiful!! MUST SEE!! CONFI...  more »
  • Beautiful and ornate pagoda, this is definitely worth a visit if you are in Yangon. Covered in layers of gold leaf it is a huge pagoda with lots of interesting and beautiful shrines surrounding it. Yo...  more »
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  • Strongly recommended! Amazing place. A must visit. Very peaceful despite how busy it can be. Go in the A.M. for smaller crowds. Go in the afternoon (daylight), and stay until after sunset for the best views. Great place to mingle with locals & meet new people. Overall, a humbling place and experience steeped in culture & history.
  • The most amazing pagoda you might ever visit. Everyone is friendly too. I have been here twice. Unfortunately the ladies at the front desk scammed me both times - first time not giving me my deposit back and the second time charging me too much. It’s done very subtly but on purpose. Be careful.
  • Beautiful pagoda! A must see in Yangon. There is an entrance on every geographical side. Make sure you wear slippers or sandals beacuse you will need to take them off. Entrance is forbidden with any kinds of shoes, short pants and clothing that may expose too much of your body. You can rent a "man dress" at entrance if wearing short pants. Take some time to admire the golden structure and observe the many people gathered there for prayers. Absolutely stunning!
  • I really love the place, so majestic. No footwear allowed inside. No drones. Wear something that will hide your legs. If not, they will allow you to borrow with deposit their traditional dress. 10k kyats for foreigners. Local people is free.
  • A beautiful historic city! Architecture awesome and shopping great. Shwedagon pagoda is huge and a place to visit. Full of grandeur and billions of $$$ of gold and a monster diamond on top. Found it a bit of a waste of $$$$ but beautiful!

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