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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  • Definitely a must-see in Yangon. Went in the afternoon and stayed until sunset - which is what you should do if you have the time. Walk around the site, sit down and just people watch. You could also consider getting the services of a local guide to walk with you, explaining key features of the site.
  • A local advised us to visit Shwedagon before dawn. We reached there at 5 am and the pagoda was beautifully lighted. It was good to soak in the serene atmosphere with many local worshippers reciting their prayers, rather than having to crowd with other tourists if we had gone later in the day. Avoid visiting during the hot part of the day as visitors have to be barefooted within the whole temple complex, and the tiled floor gets very hot.
  • awesome site. a must see. it was the highlight of our Yangon trip. we went at 5 am and got to see the pagoda in 3 diff lights. watching sunrise there is an unforgettable experience. i recommend the northern stairway/entrance for the best view of the pagoda. if you come early morning, bring a light sweater as it gets pretty chilly.
  • Landmark of Yangon, Holy place for Myanmar. Early morning (5 - 6 AM) is the best time to visit there and give your prayer. Shot some sunrise photos. Please enjoy them.
  • Great Quote about it "Then, a golden mystery upheaved itself on the horizon, a beautiful winking wonder that blazed in the sun, of a shape that was neither Muslim dome nor Hindu temple-spire. It stood upon a green knoll, and below it were lines of warehouses, sheds, and mills. Under what new god, thought I, are we irrepressible English sitting now?"
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