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Sule Pagoda

Maha Bandoola Rd 95-1, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Spectacular on its on but pales in comparison with Shwedagon Pagoda. History is rich but you could read that online. Visit if you are interested or skip and go for Shwedagon if you just want to experience and visit a Pagoda.

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

well If you ask me about a pagoda, this is the best I have seen or the only one I have seen.Its right in the centre of the city...a standout figure...its absolutely beautiful...its not that well maintained but its a must visit if you are in Yangon.I loved the quiteness above, especially when you are in the middle of the... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you have visited the biggest pagoda - Shwedagon Pagoda, I believed you will give this one a miss. But if you happen to watch the TV news, this pagoda is the landmark of Myanmar

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Sule Pagoda is interestingly located on a busy roundabout in downtown Yangon. It's an average pagoda given the plethora of amazing examples all over Myanmar, but nonetheless worth a visit for 30 minutes. Just make sure you go here before Shwedagon.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have seen many pagodas during my travels in Asia, there is nothing special about this one, the down side of it, it is that you have to pay to get in ,It is quite nice from the outside but it could be more well mantained, but once you are in Yangon I think it deserves a visit

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

smaller and not quite as well maintained as Yangon's other celebrated pagodas , but worth a quick visit

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The pagoda looks far more interesting from the outside especially at night. Inside there is little to see and some of the statues are surrounded by tacky lights that seem to be left over from a 1970s disco. When I went there it had been raining and parts of the Pagoda were very slippy and potentially dangerous if you fall.

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Riverwoods, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We toured the Sule Pagoda on a very rainy day. Dodging the downpour was a little distracting, but not enough to detract from our experience. Our lesson in Buddhism continued and was illustrated by the artifacts on the temple grounds. We got another lesson in the birthday day-of-the-week acknowledgement, and released birds for a blessing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visited the Sule in 1992, so I was interested to go back there and see it again. But I was really disappointed. Back in 1992 it was free. This time I had to pay to get in. It wasn't worth it... Better to go see the Shwedagon and give this one a miss.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This pagoda was not the largest stupa I saw while in Mayanmar but I thought it was the best. It was beautifully kept and the surrounding temples were just lovely. I really enjoyed my visit here

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