Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)
Categories: Monuments, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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. Plan to see Shwedagon Pagoda and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yangon (Rangoon) holiday planner.
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Really impressive to see and a must attraction in Yangon. We went just before sunset so got some great photos once the pagoda was all lit up.
A fantastic Pagoda, a wonder of the world, this is a must see for any tourist coming to Myanmar. This Pagoda is better than all of the Pagodas & Temples I have seen in SE Asia,incluing Ankor Vat, Wat ... read more »
Its a must see. Its up there with Taj Mahal and Ankor Wat. The differerence is it is alive....not just a tourist site, but a living, breathing place that oozes spirituality.
A peaceful place to visit. Especially on early morning and evening. Please keep in mind that the tile will be slippery when it wet and will hot on summer day time. Don't miss to visit on religious days. You can experience new things and traditions. But avoid to visit on those days if you hate crowd because it is too crowd on those days.
Went there on May 7th.Ticket entrance 8000 (about $7). I have been approached by a guy inside the building who tried to make some money out of me, and when I didn't agree he yield and say foolish. Taking out yourshoes and socks and walking on that very hot ground was something you have to think about, beside the surface is little bit slippery, just take care. The whole thing took less than 2h. Certain places foreigners are not allowed.
Stunning Pagoda !! You'd be mind blown as soon as you enter, because it is not just one stand-alone pagoda, but a whole structure of pagodas, praying houses, etc. etc. This pagoda is literally a gem, and a must-see in Yangon. Be prepared to spend around 1.5hrs here !
An absolutely phenomenal place to visit after dark. The site has a very ethereal feel and it is enjoyable simply to sit peacefully on the floor within the complex, admiring the architecture and feel. Highly recommended to visit.
Absolutely gorgeous. Went and saw it at night and was not disappointed. This is a very important part of Burmese history (both religious and political!) and you can see how proud of it the people are. Burmese tourists were more numerous than foreign ones-- it's well cared for and other than the entrance fee there wasn't any tourist-exploitation. Shows the level of resoect
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