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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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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Sat down at the Schwedagonpagode for more then 5 hours. Really overwhelming and inspiring, a must-do in Myanmar. Ask a (local) guide for background information, and pay them a little fee.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

100% recommended. Nothing like this on earth. I would recommend this place. Make sure to remove your shoes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Sort of strange that you get a lift up to this-adding modern to the old- but given that you need to walk in bare-feet-maybe be best to go when it is cooler

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is a very beautiful pagoda. The sight of the huge glistening central stupa in the sun is amazing. Be sure to cover up when you go it.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The pagoda was great and it was a good mix of seeing Buddhist tradition and a tourist site. I visited in the afternoon so the crowds weren't too bad. The main pagoda is quite impressive. You have to take off your shoes when you walk around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Overall feeling of serenity even full of tourists. A lot of respect being paid to the buddhas by people of all nationalities and beliefs.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Entrance fee USD 8 worth your visit. Some tour guides might approach you to offer their guide and explanations to the numerous sites of the Shwedagon Pagoda at a price of USD 20. At particular spots, you might be able to see the coloured reflection from different diamonds and precious stones at the top of the pagoda.

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Manila, Philippines
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A little crowded day and night but you need to go to Yangon even just for this majestic temple alone, a true work of art! And the best part, it has free wifi!

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Plymouth, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Wow. Gold everywhere sparkling in the sunlight. Amazing, and a MUST see! It was our last stupa of a LOT of stupas during a two week Burma trip, and by far the most impressive. Glad we saved it for last, otherwise the rest would pale.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It is a place really beautiful to visit at evening / sunset. A lot of interesting historical and religious facts to learn as well. People truly believe their wishes are come true if you pray in good deeds.

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