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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  • Sympathetic Pagoda however beware of the "scam" you fall on to make a donation, then you have to pay the entry then fake guide make you do fake tricks and ask you for money in the end. Ours had the nerve to ask US 80 dollars!!
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  • When you enter with the illusion of seeing a good pagoda be careful to the door you keep your shoes and you charge there are several local people who follow you and you are asking for money if you accept the directions of a guide care because you will ask for money 10 dollars per person we D Ecepcionó that such a beautiful place we would like to deceive and take all the money possible
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  • This pagoda is located in the middle of the city and the road traffic runs around it. Like many pagodas in Myanmar, this one is massively coated in gold and shines with the sun around the bet. The pagoda may only be entered barefoot, without shoes and socks, beware some areas are cold and some are hot, depending on how long the sun has been on it. If you visit Yangon, you should make a detour here.
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  • Great experience, was more genuine than other famous temples around Asia. Flocks of Chinese tourists haven't taken over. And the tourists that are there are few and respectful. There is a real feeling of calm and local culture.
  • The must-go place for both locals and foreigners. A 44-metre tall golden pagoda, located in the heart of yangon. The junction of most bus car lines. Usually open from 4-5 Am to 10-11Pm at night.
  • Beautiful architecture but much smaller as compared to Shwedagon Pagoda. Paid 4000ks to enter and 2000ks to shoes attendant. Keep your shoes with you, do not leave it at the counter/locker because the shoes attendant will ask for at least 1000ks before returning your shoes to you.
  • The smaller pagoda in the centre of Yangon city. If you stay in the city centre then it's easily accessible by walking around the area. The roads can be very busy around the area but the shops can make up for the time you spent on your walk to reach Sule pagoda.
  • CAUTION. There are pushy local guides. They are waiting for tourists just after the entrance.At first, they behave like volunteer guides and start explaining how to pray in Myanmar. Finally they ask almost 30USD(30,000K) for the guidance. If someone friendly speaks to you in this place, be careful and it's better to ignore.
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