Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Must see · Monument · Religious Site
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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  • This is obviously one place not to miss when visiting Yangon. Personally, I had the chance to visit during the day time and in the evening and I just prefer the lighting and ambiance in the evening...  more »
  • This is THE attraction of Yangon. Defiantly worth the visit. I recommend a privait guide if you want to understand the site.  more »
  • Our excellent driver, Zaw Hein, took us here at the perfect time to see the sunset as thats when we wanted to see this site. There were a lot of people but nonetheless this is one of the sites that...  more »
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  • Most stunning Pagoda in Myanmar! This Pagoda is absolutely stunning. Visit during sun down to see them light the candles underneath the Pagoda. Make sure you wear temple clothes and enter through the correct side of the Pagoda. (Tourists can only enter through a certain gate, make sure you tell your taxi driver this). You can pay your respects to the culture by pouring water over your day of the week God.
  • One of the amazing places to visit in Yangon the capital of Myanmar, which speaks about the culture, tradition, belief and richness of the country. One of the oldest stupa in the world dating back to 2600 years. Visitors can enter from any of the four entrances, but the main entrance has lifts which takes you to the level from which you could walk to the same level as the main courtyard. The beautiful Pagoda is 99m tall and covered with gold all over, with precious stones hanging on the top. Gautama Buddha's strands of hair is one of precious relics kept here. To truly enjoy the place and understand the various stories behind the things there, it's better to hire a guide who could walk you around.
  • The main tourist attraction of Yangon. An incredible Pagoda, a great experience, plenty to see and learn. A guide is recommended but with a reasonably hefty tourist price on entry you might not want to. I read the leaflet they had given us for a little information on each section and found that to be sufficient, albeit a bit awkward to handle.
  • This is the place to see in Yangon! Lot of history, culture and religion all in one place. 10 000 kyat entrance fee and you could get clothing to cover knees and legs for a small deposit which is refunded. Barefoot all the way and in the summer sun, some of the steps might be really hot. There's guides offering their services and telling stories about the place and statues. First things first, always ask a price beforehand and make a deal on what you're willing to pay so you don't get into the uncomfortable situation towards end of the tour.
  • Beautiful, impressive place! You can spend hours exploring the pagodas and admire the culture. Small tip- when you enter and buy your ticket (foreigners only) they save your shoes for you. I think it's better take them with you, because there are 4 exits to different areas, so you won't be limited to a specific entrance/exit.

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