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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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Shwedagon Pagoda Walking Tour

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Magnificent Pagoda a must-see

The Shwedagon Pagoda is, in one word, simply magnificent. Spanning centuries long history, and being the cultural heart of the Burmese kingdom for as long as one could remember... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Shwedagon Pagoda is, in one word, simply magnificent. Spanning centuries long history, and being the cultural heart of the Burmese kingdom for as long as one could remember, it truly is one of the wonders of the world. The various buildings contain intricate carvings and hieroglyphs telling tales of age old past. Visiting the pagoda is an adventure, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Definitely best attraction in Yangon and one of the best in Burma - definitely worth the entrance fee! Don't come too late - it really takes at least an hour for a brief visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This pagoda is really the best of the whole Myanmar and the entry fee is worth every kiat you pay. And it is okay that you as a foreigner pay but Myanmar buddhists don't have to pay. It is just wobdwrful to roam arround theough the different temples of the pagoda. And if rain comes like nowadays the monsun, just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Especially beautiful at night. They offer a nice map that explains some of the more important aspects of the complex, but I'm a nerd and would like more information. They have a sign that says no shoes or short pants, so plan accordingly, although they let me in with my long-ish shorts.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was serenely peaceful up at the pagoda. Try to visit both during the day and at night... different atmosphere

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see from the architectural perspective. Very large decorated place, many locals going about their prayers and social gatherings. Bring a plastic bag to carry your own slippers / shoes. Do dress respectfully or pay 500kyats to rent the longyi at the counter. Beware of taxi cheats - they will charge you more going to and coming from the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Hard to use words to describe this site. Ancient, awesome in the real sense of the word, beautiful, mystifying, beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I had high expectations having discussed the temple with my local colleagues from Myanmar, but even so I was absolutely blown away by it and I stayed for hours longer than I planned to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

You could spend an entire day exploring every temple and monument that makes up the Shwedagon Pagoda complex. It is incredibly beautiful and has such an intense spiritual energy. There is so much detail and history everywhere you turn. Come in the late afternoon so you can see it lit up once the sun sets. My advice is to dedicate... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The pictures do not do this place justice. The gold is just everywhere. We clearly needed more time to spend at the pagoda. It was hot and there were so many people. We took time to just people watch and it provided us with an unique peek into local culture. The families coming to pray, to commemorate special occasions, etc.... More 

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