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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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Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I liked everything about Shwedagon Pagoda. Nothing to dislike. It's a nice large Pagoda in the center of Yangon near everything and it's the highlight of the city.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Such an important site to visit. Tip: figure out what day you were born and find the shrine devoted to your day.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This temple is unique and awe inspiring. Words can't really describe its exquisite beauty and peaceful environment. It's especially stunning by candle light at twilight. In the high season, it can become crowded, however.

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Richmond
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well, it's a must see in Myanmar. Early morning or late afternoon just before dusk is the ideal times to visit this Pagoda. I like to sit and watch the people pay their respects to the variety of statues. There is free wifi and yes, you will be able to sit back and surf the internet or give friends a... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The place is not just a pagoda, but a soul and life of the country as well as treasure box. The pagoda is the best pagoda in the country, the surroundings buildings are all beautiful and well keep with the best of artisan quality of the country can offer. Also the people who come to pay respect are amazing, witness... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Yangon has still some genuine cultural heritage, but this is rapidly changing with modernisation in western terms. Shwedagon Pagoda is one of those places where you can meet the Burmese religious soul and a living architectural monument to the path between the earthy and the celestial worlds.

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Munster, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

In between 8 USD single entrance fee (unvalid after leaving the pagoda area). Although we came there in the rain season it was rather crowded (with locals), which is just fine if you like to watch/photograph them. In contrast we met only three or four tourists there.

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Woy Woy
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It is a large site with mind-boggling proportions and all that GOLD!!. We got lost and as we took our shoes off at the South entrance, found ourselves leaving via the north entrance so had to walk large distance to recover them. IT is hot, very hot in October. Maybe always is hot.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Taken by a guide which made it very interesting , amazing place and as was sunny , even better , we were very lucky as off peak season, I would recommend this as everywhere quieter .

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Like many people commented, this is a must-see pagoda. Recommendation: 1) get a local guide around the temple; 2) bring a longyi (sarong) to cover up if wearing shorts, 3) wear slippers (you will need to take off in the temple, and easy to put on after washing your feet in the toilet); 4) loose change for donation; 5) buy... More

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