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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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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Loved the culture, architecture and sculptures in the Pagoda. As with all Pagodas in Myanmar, visitors have to remove their shoes to enter the compound. Would suggest bringing wet/dry tissues along, which come in real handy especially during rainy season.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I had spent 2 over hours exploring the temple. Foreigner entrance fee is 8000 kyats and they provide a map with highlights on the important things to look out while in the temple. Love the intricate carving and beautiful stones at the tip of the pagoda . Even though there were lots of people around the pagoda , the entire... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best place every visitors should go and see the culture and treasure of Golden Land and Budda.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

A very large, fabulous pagoda, probably the premier tourist attraction in Yangon - I have visited several times and never fail to be impressed. Difficult to describe, it's like nothing else in the world, but I would put it on a par with Angkor Watt, Machu Picchu or the Egyptian pyramids in terms of the 'wow factor'. Plan to spend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

really like this place it sure must when you in Yangon just come no need a tour guide and can visit it at sunset that's is a plus you will never experience something like this anywhere ese

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Finally made it to Shwedagon Pagoda after many visits to Yangon. The Pagoda is really huge and need at least an hour to explore. Best time to visit is probably morning or evening because it is too hot during the day. My local partner gave me a good introduction to different sections of the temple. Remember not to miss out... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have been to this site for the 3rd time and in the night is the first time and we went as a Group and being guided to see the tip of the pagoda where it shine at different angle due to the jade, diamond etc from donor.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I agree with all other reviewers that if you are in yangoon this is a must see. The pagoda or temple is accessed through four entrances through stairs or elevators. The entry cost for a foreigner is 8000 Burmese money or 8 dollars. There will be plenty of persons who want to be your guide if you wish. I choose... More

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manila, the philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Does not disappoint as major landmark and Buddhist center. Stay until evening and watch the gigantic stupa glow in the evening sky, with hundreds of lighted temples at ground level.

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

All the gold just blow my mind. I can feel the spiritual energy, especially in the evening. Unfortunately, I find men spitting everywhere and that is just disgusting. It ruin the grandeur of the pagoda

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