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“amazing and a must see” 5 of 5 stars
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Shwedagon Pagoda
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Owner description: The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.
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“amazing and a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We went in through the north gate, and hired a tour guide to give us the history. Best time to go is at sunset. Be sure to find the spot where you can see the diamond shine the white light and the other line that you walk four steps and see the diamond reflect, red, yellow, blue and green lights really.

Visited January 2013
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“Fervent religious experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Really good there is a lift for those with walking difficulties. A Peaceful place in which to observe local people performing rituals and meditating.

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“If you only visit one Pagoda, then see this”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The history, the size and its dominance in the city scape make this a must see. If you only visit one Pagoda, I recommend this.

Visited January 2013
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“Must see temple in Yangon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Beautiful temple, particularly at sunset. Since it's really a must see in Yangon, it does get very busy with tourists... But it's also very popular with locals, which makes it a very authentic experience.
Try to enter via the North entry - much quieter than the main entry.

Visited December 2012
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“A must see place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Temples are everywhere in Burma, and Shwedagon takes the cake. Not only is it spectacular in and of itself, but the crowd of people is worth watching as well.

Visited December 2012
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