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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  • August 18, 2017
    The pagoda itself is kind of small... nothing much to see and it's in the middle of things so it's crowded in the day, maybe walk there at night to grab some photos and move on, nothing real to see, i...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    It's a nice small pagoda. Lovely for a quick stop. Entrance fee is 3,000 kyat. Shoe guy wanted 1,000 kyat -- whatever, didn't fight that. It's a nice temple, pretty similar to others. Be careful about...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    After paid 3000ks for 1 person, we got in. A enthusiastic guy took care us and guided to us. When every introduction done, he asked us to pay 10000ks!!! BUT this service looked like contenting in tick...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Nice to see but a lot of people trying to sell you things. People talking to you 2 minutes and then asking you to pay. Be careful. Entrance fee 3000 kyats.
  • March 16, 2017
    It's worth a visit if you stay close by, it's a peaceful and beautiful place. However, you should choose to first visit Shwegadon Pagoda if you only have limited time (which is breathtaking). Anyway, go there before sunset to enjoy the special ambiance!
  • June 12, 2017
    The area around it is cool. The pagoda itself might be nicer from the outside - check out the nearby rooftop bar for a good view of the pagoda.
  • June 25, 2017
    Nothing much from the inside. Dont go in as there are foreigner charges even the shoe keeping is chargeable and the hawkers will try to push the swallows into your hand to make you release them for 2,000 kyat each
  • June 1, 2017
    Nice famous pagoda in the downtown of Yangon! Lovely architect and the surroundings are worth visiting - a bit mix of Bristish architect (Yangon city hall, church), the park nearby, new banking building (AGD, Centrepoints, etc.)

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