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Shwedagon Pagoda

center of the city, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Description: The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.
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Harpenden, Herts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very very interesting visit with a guide to tell us all about it but do be very careful as we all skidded a bit on the very sloppy wet tiles. Make sure you find out your day of birth and find it on a sign around the walk area. I am a Thursday mouse.

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Gurgaon, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Its heavenly. You have to be at this Pagoda once if you are in Myanmar. Yes it has all the fascinating architecture and gold and diamonds and this and that .. but what it has and spreads in abundance is PEACE. I am a fan though not a Buddhist.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You can't go to Myanmar and not go to the Shwedagon Pagoda. Even though we were completely templed out when we visited, it was still definitely worth the visit. Although it had rained and there were puddles everywhere, it was surprisingly clean to walk around, in fact the cleanest we went to in Myanmar. It is huge and has a... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Even not religious people get captured by some special places of spirituality on our planet. Shwedagon is certainly among these places.

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Riverside, Rhode Island, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the pagoda twice: day and night. The night visit was just amazing! The place itself is so ancient and so beautiful it defies description. It gold dome is lighted and can been seen all over the city so the approach itself is overwhelming. The pagoda is huge and was built over many centuries. There are shrines everywhere, many... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's gold, it's huge, and it demands to be revered. We went to see the Shwedagon Pagoda around noon. Which was a mistake because it was a bright sunny day and the flooring as marble. Even if there's a floor mat provided for walking it's still hot. Felt like walking on fire. Try visiting in the afternoon or night if... More

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Wellington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Even though the day we visit was overcast with thunderstorms threatening this was still a beautiful and breath taking site. I would definitely recommend. Just watch out of friendly locals who might be a bit insistent about taking you around and showing you some of the sites. This happened to us and we weren't sure if he was a guide... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The biggest pagoda in Myanmar Yangon, took me more than an hour to tour the entire area. An thats at a rather fast pace. By the end of it, my barefoot was slightly burnt. Advise to avoid mid day visit. It is MUST go place when you are in yangon and totally worth it. so much culture and religion at... More

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

No matter how much you read about this place- you can't understand just how big this place is, and if you go in the evening, just as it's getting dark there are hundreds of local people there honouring their families. All tourists to Rangoon go there, but it doesnt feel touristy - in fact at times I felt as if... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A very impressive experience - certainly should be on everyone's bucket list. Well worth the very modest entrance fee of less than ten dollars. Spent a delightful two hours exploring. A terrific photographic experience as well. I can only marvel at those that don't find this an impressive and worthwhile visit.....

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