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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  • In the centre of Rangoon this is certainly not the most beautiful but why not much more at night
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  • Certainly worth a visit. To the pagoda are still a few places the to the guests can invite (Park, City Hall,...). Also found in the atmosphere several cafes and restaurants. We got a guided tour by a monk who claimed just about us. Admission was 4000 (EUR 2.40), but was 2 x a donation by the 10,000.00 (thus total EUR 12,00) awaits! That is about 3 times to eat.
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  • Here it is in the Centre of Yangon. Life pulsates all around. Here, you can drift along, just look, or go to one of the numerous restaurants...
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  • Dominates the centre of Yangon especially at night. Actually better to view from afar as opposed to up close. If you do enter and pay as a foreigner just be mindful of the closing times, the girl on reception was more than happy to let me pay and enter without telling me it was due to close in another 10 minutes.
  • Been to a 1000 of these in SEAsia. This one - saw it, did it. Nothing spectacular and very little of observing the devotion of the faithful. Little monk kid chastised me that I was stingy on donation when I paid the same as others - a first and very strange. Recomend only due to its central location in the city or if you've never seen a pagoda.
  • As others have said, dominates the centre of Yangon. If you are passing it is worth a quick visit. Not the most amazing Pagoda but beautiful none the less.
  • 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.

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