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Address: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 9:00 am
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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Shiny shimmering wonder

This pagoda is hugely impressive. Although, it is undergoing some repairs when we went there, the pagoda is as stunning as it is. The gold dome is just amazing. There are also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This pagoda is hugely impressive. Although, it is undergoing some repairs when we went there, the pagoda is as stunning as it is. The gold dome is just amazing. There are also lots of sights to see around the temple but quite uncomfortable walking around especially in the afternoon when the sun is high as it feels like burning the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The umber of Buddhas is overwhelming. It's har to belive what the guide told us that there is 60 ton of gold in the pagoda. It is also a great place to sit and people watch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don't miss it. the sheer size of it is amazing. It was full of people. A bit hot , the floor was burning. But i loved to see the Budas , the monks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gold dome that is most impressive at night. It is simply gorgeous! We visited in the early afternoon and then came back at night to see it lit and to take photos. It is a very busy place to visit. This is the first pagoda where I have to remove both my socks and my shoes. Walking outside burns... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and rich history! Just make sure you contribute what you feel is appropriate and not get sucked in to any "required contributions" that may be asked of you - this was the only poor experience in the whole trip. Burmese by nature are incredibly warm and friendly people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Read everywhere that you should never leave the old Burmese capital without checking it out. Massive pagoda, elaborate structures, flocks of devotees (came there one hour before it closes) gold everywhere. Go and the place I guarantee will not dissappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Simply stunning. It has to be one of the most impressive buildings on the planet and the main reason for going to Yangon. Go at sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A lot of travelers and can get hot go early in day. The people are fascinating and these two high school age boys visiting two hours awy were so nice. We practiced our languages, too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Gold everywhere! The place is quite interesting and was quite busy at the time, just before the new year. As usual, you need to take off your shoes (keep it with or you might forget where they are as the place is huge) and you are asked to wear long pants or a sarong. Women have to cover their shoulder.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Go at about 5pm and stay until at least 8pm when they light hundreds of candles. Just sit and people watch.... the gold is spectacular when it is all lit up at night.

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