Sule Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • When you visit to downtown place of Yangon, you will see Sule Pagoda. It is located in the middle of the road. It is one of the ancient pagodas. We can take a photo of it with City hall background.  more »
  • Sule Pagoda is well-located at the city center of Yangon. No way to miss it. After paying 5,000 Kyats (foreigner only), visitors can walk around the pagoda as long as they prefer. The fee is for a...  more »
  • This Pagoda is marred by all the commercial shops that surrounds its perimeter. The shops are a blight on the presentation of the Pagoda.  more »
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  • Right in the middle of everything and very well maintained, we really liked this place. Beautiful at sunset and full of great design. You can get a tour guide it seems if you’d like to learn more about it but we were content just spending a few minutes walking around.
  • Locate in the heart of the city. You won't be missing. Is just right at the center of the round about. Historical but so beautiful, I been visiting Yangon many times. The area traffic is getting more and more crowded, unlike the old days with all the simple traffic surround which you can walk freely without disturbing by the retailer.
  • Nice place to visit. It has intricate decorative gold gilded ornamentation after you walk under the street lit with rows and rows of decorative Chinese lanterns to the western entrance of Sule Pagoda. Fairly easy to get a cab from that area.
  • It's a nice pagoda and if you go to it as a first one you will like it, but it is just nothing in comparison to Swedangon pagoda. Also be aware there are fake guides there who will try to rip you off and they are not official guides. No problem if you let them show you around, but be sure to have agreement on payment before starting.
  • Absolutely an impressive place! Must place to see in Rangoon. More stunning than any other pagoda in Thailand where I have visited at least at ten pagodas.

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