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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  • Shops like souvenir shops have hand carved statues out of the exit and go left. Just looking at the shops and left on the stairs of the North.
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  • I absolutely loved my visit here - it is a truly magical experience. I recommend to anyone visiting Yangon.  more »
  • Walk clockwise, know the day you were born so you can visit "your" prayer spot. Women must cover shoulders and knees. You can borrow longhis for men and women. Sunrise or sunset best time.  more »
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  • It's a must visit place in Yangon and one of the most popular places in Yangon. It is also one of the world's wonders. It was built many years ago. The body of pagoda is hollow and it contains the hair of Buddha Gautama, the clothes and many other things. It is in the middle of the city so tourists can easily go and visit there. The beauty of the blue sky and the pagoda will amaze you. 😀
  • This is a fantastic Pagoda - a must for all tourists to get acquainted with while in Yangon. Unless one makes a full tour of the premises its majestic nature will not be appreciated. For Buddhist tourists from round the globe this place is of utmost importance as it has Lord Buddha's hair relic safely deposited inside. Evening is a great time to visit as when the lights are on at twilight the place is akin to "heaven" with glittering gold right round. For photographers it's a marvelous place to capture beautiful pictures of an architectural masterpiece as well as devotees engaged in various religious activities.
  • Worth every penny, one of the most beautiful and breathtaking places i've ever seen. Would recommend visiting at night. Even if you only have a five hour layover in Yangon like I did, it's totally worth it to go see the pagoda even for only half an hour. Will definitely be back to spend more time here
  • Yangon best tourist spot , must visit if you are in Yangon . All made of gold and other precious stones . If you are alone can get tour guide who will explain all the history and facts about this pagoda. Entrance for foreigner 10000 MMK With one day validity and they put a small sticker on your shirt, don’t loose that sticker once u go out , while coming back they will check if it’s not there will not allow come inside again BE CAREFUL . This pagoda have four entrances .Please don’t buy souvenirs from the entrance , too much expensive. , better to go Scott’s market With good price and even bargain .
  • The Shwedagon Pagoda is an amazing rich in cultural and religious place. This is a must visit place if you are in Yangon. No footwear is allow in the Pagoda. They have a counter to keep your footwear. The 1-day entrance fee is 10,000 MMK for foreigner, a sticker will be place on your shirt and there are free drinks and wet tissues. If many tour guides around, just remember to bargain the price. It should be around 20,000 MMK for a walk through guide of the entire Pagoda. If you want to see the lights of the Pagoda, it is best at 7pm onward. It will be very crowded if you are going on a public holiday or weekend.
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