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Shwedagon Pagoda

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

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is THE must see in Yangon. It's definitely worth hiring a tour guide for this as there are many elements of this pagoda that deserve an explanation, including the many stations of animal totems that correspond to birthdays, so you'll want to know which is yours. Locals often picnic here, so there can be quite a crowd at times,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere at this most important site in the Buddhist world is electric. Is better to go after 4 pm when the hot marble floors are more acceptable to unshod feet.

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Kelowna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It is an amazing place, most of the gold colouring is gold leaf or plate. Incredible wealth ( value ) in the statues of \Buddha. We were impressed at the devotion of the worshippers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

If you can visit this place on a full moon day it is even nicer. Visit late in the day and continue after sunset. Elevator available. Walkabout on the streets below before a visit.

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Bintulu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Need hours to just exploring and thinking of people's dedication to the religion to build such monument. Probably Buddhist would appreciate more than me.

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Srinagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

we were only group of 3 women in this trip and it was a safe and memorable, we are planing to take our family very soon to the same desitination. the service and the people are very warm and helpfull. Stayed march 2014, travelled with friends

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Simply incredible. The main pagoda sits proudly in the centre of Yangon and is one of those places you have to visit, and it is worth a visit in daylight and/or night. A small fee (~$8) to enter, make sure to have longish pants covering the knees and then you are on your way to walk around the main pagoda... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Never quite seen a temple complex like this. It can be hectic at times, but even if you arrive in Yangon feeling 'templed out' after somewhere like Bagan, do not miss Shwedagon!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It's an eye-popping site. Interesting to see the residents worshiping. By the time I got all the way around I'd seen more than enough gold and icons.

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Trenton, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I went at night, and that was a wise choice. The lighting on the pagoda was gorgeous. I could easily have spent two or three more hours taking pictures there; However, I ran out of battery since I had left my spare batteries in the room at the hotel! How could I forget the spare batteries at a time like... More 

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