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Sule Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)
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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. A visit to Sule Pagoda represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • This is the oldest Pagoda in Yangon located in the middle of a roundabout... like eiffel tower used as a giant traffic light... Devotion is intact even if you meed to cross heavy traffic road... Best ...  more »
  • This is set on a roundabot in the middle of Yangon but the park nearby is a good place for photos. The pagoda is a little difficult to access due to traffic but is surrounded by colonial past. Interes...  more »
  • With its own unique splendor Sule Pagoda rises to inspire calm and peace as it is not as crowded as the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda. Time taken to look carefully at deign and decoration is rewarded w...  more »
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  • Beautiful from the outside. However the entrance fee for foreigners signposted in USD is a bit of a turn off. USD $3 seems excessive. Something more in the realm of 1000 kyat might be more appropriate. We just admired from outside.
  • A major iconic paya downtown in Yangon. All roads seem to lead to this impressive building. They say it is older than the more famous and grand Shwedagon Paya.
  • To be honest, it may be better to just walk around it instead of going inside. You can view it from afar if you are on one of the streets that leads to it. Relaxing in the park across the street is good for people watching.
  • One of 3 sites that i think are definitely worth visiting (the other 2 being Shwedagon & Kyauk That Gyi temples). Sule is located in the downtown area, readily accessible, and u cannot miss it. In the evening, the pagoda is a prominently lit feature in the boulevard leading from the Shangri-La hotel.
  • Much smaller compared to Shwedagon Pagoda, but in the heart of the city. Be sure to explore some of the smaller rooms & altars surrounding the pagoda. Entry runs 3000 kyat for foreigners.