Sule Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

At the center of the nation's former capital, Sule Pagoda is an octagonal structure surrounded by bustling streets and buildings from the colonial era. Examine the 44 m (144 ft) tall pagoda's lavish ornamentation and see how a steady flow of devotees come to bring offerings and revere the enshrined strand of the Buddha's hair. Besides touring the sacred compound, you can also visit nearby shops, which offer palmistry and astrology services, along with religious souvenirs and gifts. Plan to visit Sule Pagoda and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yangon (Rangoon) attractions using our Yangon (Rangoon) trip planner .
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  • Has entrance fee. Small place, finish tour in 10 mins near city hall and park can walk around to take photo  more »
  • Sure it’s beautiful, but there are thousands of very beautiful pagodas in this beautiful country and you‘ll have to pay an entrance fee as a tourist. If you‘re in Yangon, you should definitely do the ...  more »
  • O had the chance to go there right after the sunset : simply awesome. It seems as if the gold reaches and colours the sky. Lovely little local shops around the pagoda. The beautiful nearby parc is def...  more »
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  • Sule Pagoda. This is just down the road from where I stayed, the Shangri-la. It's a great introduction to pagodas before you step into the large ones like Shwedagon. Observe the customs, take off your slippers or shoes before you enter. If you wear socks, it's going to get quite dirty. I recommend bringing wet tissue along to wipe your bare feet before putting your footwear on again. Being a tourist, you're required to pay for an entrance fee. Just pay, and don't fuss over the cost.
  • Super impressive Pagoda. Quite large in size and extremely ornate. Foreigners have to pay 3000 ks each as an entry fee which is not very much considering how stunning this Pagoda is.
  • Excellent temple with astonishing view. It is free entry for the locals but foreigner has to pay 3,000 kyat. Please take note have to take out your shoes and socks to enter the temple. I experienced a bad experience with their local staff shouting for it. It's not pleased to witness that.
  • SK/EN Pagoda je mensia. Vstup je 3000kyat. Na vstup staci 10-15min. Potrebujete nieco dlho, alebo sarong, ramena maju byt zahalene. EN: Pagoda is smaller. Entry is 3000kyat. You spend there around 10-15min. You need a sarong (or something long), is not allowed to have uncovered your shoulder.
  • Need admission ticket for foreigner. Definitely not worth Paying 4000kyats to visit this Pagoda

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