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Shwedagon Pagoda

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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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A magnificent Pagoda; it is well worth studying the history and the significance of the Temple before you visit. A must do in Yangon, despite the number of visitors it has a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

A magnificent Pagoda; it is well worth studying the history and the significance of the Temple before you visit. A must do in Yangon, despite the number of visitors it has a peaceful atmosphere, it’s worth spending some time there so don’t forget the hats and water.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Having a Myanmarese Buddhist guiding me around was wonderful. Nearly 5 hours were spent in and around the pagoda complex. My feet were certainly sore after that length of time on the marble flooring!

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La Roche-sur-Foron, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

the experience after sunset is magical. The locals and the tourists mix with the omnipresent strong golden glow, breathtaking with the contrast of the night. Locals come here for prayers but also to share time together, whole families, couples, friends. In the middle monks pass by. It is a fantastic atmosphere full of life. Worth passing by the photo exhibition... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Shwedagon Pagoda is actually a complex. I was on a tour and we had only an hour and Shwedagon deserves hours. The day of the week corners (you must check them out), the vast diversity of styles of lesser pagodas featuring teak to mirrors, the huge and ethereal pagoda itself festooned with gold leaf (real gold leaf) and topped with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to visit at sunrise. Go really early to truly experience it without hoards of tourists. Be respectful and cover up, don't take photos of people without permission and take in the beautiful colors of the sky! There is a 'foreigner' entrance fee, but get out as soon as the tour groups with flags arrive!

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to this most holy of all pagodas after 3pm as the temperature that day was 38 degrees celsius and having to walk barefooted on the very hot tiles was more bearable than if we had been there in the middle of the day. There are major renovations being conducted so the pagoda is not at its most beautiful,... More 

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Phuket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a place to visit many times, to sit in many of the alcoves and prayer sites and just marvel at the artful construction and peaceful space. Built before written history, the Shwedagon is a place to leave the world behind and just marvel at Burmese Buddhist history and architecture

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful way to start the day waiting for sunrise and taking the time to watch the gentle hustle of locals going about their contemplations or setting up their business for the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The iconic pagoda/temple of Myanmar. The southern entrance is considered to be the main one and is the one at which your taxi driver will probably drop you off. If you are coming from "downtown" it is certainly too far to walk. To the right of the stairway is a building which houses the elevator up to the main terrace... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Shwe Dagon Pagoda is worth a visit several times; early morning sunrise, sunset, evening all give different experiences. It's fantastic no matter what, just watch people, the atmosphere and the serenity. Make sure you get one of the brochures describing the pagoda!

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