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Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

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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. Plan to see Shwedagon Pagoda and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yangon (Rangoon) holiday planner.
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  • Pretty incredible architecture and history, and worth the time and money to see. Make sure you get a map or hire a guide to explain the significance and history of each area, since a lot of it can loo...  more »
  • This is a must see in Yangon. Visits are especially impressive after sunset. Take your time to walk through the sanctuaries, but also to sit down and just watch and meditate. This place will leave an ...  more »
  • A wonderful place to visit with awe inspiring pagoda and surrounds. Bring along some wet wipes for your feet as one has to walk barefoot. You may like to consider saying a few prayers at the place cor...  more »
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  • The Shwedagon Pagoda (full bodied gold) is the biggest pagoda in the whole world and was built last 2600 years ago. The atmosphere of Pagoda can make anyone peaceful and calm who takes a visit or comes to pay a homage. Every five year the gold plates of the whole pagoda are refurbished. Best timing to visit here is in the morning before 10 am and in the afternoon before sunset around 4 pm when the temperature will not disturb the peaceful of mind, and good for taking pictures as well. The Pagoda can be seen from most of the parts of Yangon. This is the MUST visit place when you are in Yangon.
  • Famous for everyone in Yangon. Absolutely peaceful atmosphere there. Open early morning till 10pm. No shoes allowed. Cover yourself properly. No shorts/ exposed dress. If you spend long time in Yangon, check out also in the evening, it's much cooler. Enter from West Gate to have best of luck. Heard people praying for babies often go to Thursday corner with statue of Budda carrying baby, donate flowers, pray.
  • Definitely a must-see if you are in Yangon. It is so magnificent when it is lit up at night that you can even see the whole pagoda glistening from afar. When you are inside this Golden Pagoda, it is very serene although there are lots of people.
  • A beautiful pagoda, glittering with literally tons of gold. We visited in February and the weather was pleasant. Hot, but not too. We hired a tour guide at the ticket counter. He was very knowledgeable about the pagoda, and we felt that the $10 USD price was well worth it. Consider staying at the Hotel Lavender nearby for great views of the Shwedagon from your bedroom window.
  • Gorgeous. Absolutely magical. Come here during the day, afternoon and night. The view and vibe always differs.