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Address: center of the city, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Description: The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine...
The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.
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The jewel in the Myanmar crown

This is the biggest pagoda in Myanmar, and the most spectacular. It consists of a very large central stupa, believed to contain relics of the Buddha, surrounded by a bewildering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is the biggest pagoda in Myanmar, and the most spectacular. It consists of a very large central stupa, believed to contain relics of the Buddha, surrounded by a bewildering array of smaller shrines, temples, stupas and Buddhaic monuments. there are four entrances - north, east, west and south - all of which are equipped with either a lift or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and a must visit for any tourists in Yangon. This is a massive Pagoda and we found the locals to be quite helpful in sharing small bits of history with us.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

It was amazing to have time visiting the pogoda. I went there in afternoon and stayed until night to see the lights up to present a wonderful breathtaking. There are 4 gates you can enter to the area. Entrance ticket is $8 or 8000kyat which is worth to pay. I was lucky at the time having a picture with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visit at sunset and take your time to explore. The light is awesome and there is so much to learn and see.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

One cannot visit Yangon and not visit this iconic site. Best to go around sunset as the temperature is pleasant and the sunset provides a special effect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Even covered in bamboo scaffolding, this pagoda is spectacular and the way that the locals inhabit the area with children playing and families eating picnics is lovely. The marble pavements are cool in the evening and the sight of the volunteers sweeping the floor in ranked files and then the candles being lit around the pagoda makes this the perfect... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

As a tourist going to any religious site one must always remember to be respectful of you local traditions so take care too be cautious and kind in your exploits. This temple is an amazing building dating back 2600 years and has been painstakingly restored over the generations. I was emerged in the whole experience. A must for any visited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It is so big it is unbelievable how many tempels there are at the pagoda. Too bad that tourists are being discriminated at for paying entrance fees(8000 Kyat) while locals use a different entry and thus pay nothing to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The upper portions of this temple is more than plated gold leaf, but actually plates and jewelry. This is a celebrated, but sacred place as well as the predominant stupa in Mayamar. Study the old photos and details of the gold an jewels that you cannot see from the ground.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the Shwedagon Pagoda early one morning towards the end of January 2015. We were rather disappointed by the whole experience. We appreciate the respectful position of taking ones shoes off to enter the temple - but if it is necessary to do so, why can they not keep the place clean? It is filthy. We saw lots of... More 

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