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Shwedagon Pagoda

Address: center of the city, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.
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Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I would agree with most comments on here and it's well worth a visit! Shoes left in reception so don't take anything expensive and be prepared to walk around for a hour bare footed! No big deal it seems but 60 minutes, pampered western feet get a bit jaded! Cost was 8000 Kyats per person, there was evidence that we... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Massive complex near city center. When you first walk into the complex one might think of Disneyland, more of an entertainment venue rather than a place for worship. It's full of contrast - the golds/whites/reds/ teaks and pieces of glass. The spiral neon blinking lights behind the Buddha are gaudy, distracting, and in the writers opinion should be removed. They... More 

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kent
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

An extraordinary place, peaceful, glowing, Buddhism in technicolor. Go at dawn or dusk for full effect although the scaffolding detracted a little from the gold leaf reflections

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We got there at 4:30 am to see the sun rise. Absolutely wonderful piece of architecture and culture!!! One of the real highlights of Yangon.

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nsw
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing pagoda even though there was scaffolding. A truly beautiful sight and very clean

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

In spite of all the scaffolding around the main stupa (January, 2015), the site is overwhelmingly beautiful and impressive with its exquisite ornamentation. It is also alive with locals praying, resting, and talking in the many side temples around the main structure. Crowds, yes of course, but you do not have to be a Buddhist to feel the air of... More 

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Yangon Region, Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in the world and it is certainly the main attraction of Yangon, Myanmar’s capital city. Locally known as Shwedagon Zedi Daw The, it sits atop of a hill and is 99 meters high. It can be seen from most places of Yangon day and night as the golden roof illuminates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous place. My tip is to go in them morning when it's cooler and you're more likely to see more locals going to worship and do volunteer service there. Do be aware you must wear modest clothing that covers shoulders and knees as well as be able to take off your shoes. Careful there are some wet places that... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This "pagoda" is a huge area (the terrace is allegedly 14 acres) with several structures and buddhas. You can spend quite a big chunk of time here. This is a main place to come for buddhists in Myanmar as well as the world. To Western eyes, much of it is garish and glittery, such as the led lights emanating from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Some of the best pictures that you will bring back from Inle Lake. Be respectful and you will get great smiles from the monks.

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