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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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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The pagoda was amazing, loads of buddha statues and gold, very cool. There were a lot of people sitting around and a few praying. Overall a good experience but very warm, and our feet burnt a bit even when we were on the walkway. Definitely worth visiting yangon to see this, even if it is just for a day.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Must must must SEE! If you dont visit Shwedagon - theres no need to come to Rangoon/Yangon. Loved every minute spent here. Its and amazing ancient architecture, for religious people it is heaven perhaps. Loved the fact its clean and amazingly beautiful. The place fro where one can see different color jewels on the top of pagoda is must see.... More

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Taunggyi,Myanmar
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Shwedagon Pagoda is Holy and Amazing Place for me specially at night time and very early in the morning. Peace, Quite. After praying Buddha going down along stair case on south part, there are many of souvenir shop which are selling traditional things.

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Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A large pagoda in Yangon with many beautiful statues. The best time to visit is from evening, it is cooling and peaceful. Love that this place is free of tourist touting, you can enjoy exploring without any disturbance.

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Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
11 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Despite the increasing number of tourists visiting Myanmar, it remains a genuinely religious country where the pagodas have not yet been corrupted by the presence of thousands of tourists. That said, things are changing. In the past year wifi (spotty) has been added, and tourists are increasingly getting in the way of worshippers. Go at dawn or shortly after. Go... More

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Tallahassee, FL
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This temple complex is impressive with its stupas and statues of the Buddha, along with prayer shrines. We spent a good two hours wondering around and likely did not see everything. If you have an interest in Buddhism, I would recommend the site.

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It's huge! There are ATM machines available around the temple, too many people and the 2nd level is where u can find lot of souvenir stalls. You will need an onsite guide or just a nice monk to show you the place where you can spot the colours of gems that placed on the top of the pagoda. It was... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is the most famous Buddhist pagoda of Myanmar. Spread over a large area it is well maintained. The highest point of the pagoda is capped with a large diamond. Even for those not religiously or spiritually inclined, this is worth a visit for its elegance, finery and exquisite workmanship.

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Swan Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was a beautiful Pagoda and we thought we had seen enough, but there is always surprises in these places.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Brilliant. Worth seeing.Ticket was $8 each but its a MUST SEE!!Nobody bothers you. Just remember to cover your knees nd shoulders.

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