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“Highlight of rangoon” 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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“Highlight of rangoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Visit the pagoda after sunset ( today it was open till 9 pm) as the atmosphere is even more impressive and lot of lights.

Visited January 2014
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“Absolute Must Visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Went there with my family in Dec 2013, it was an absolutely amazing place. Firstly it's huge and set in the middle of the busy city. But the serenity and peacefulness once you step in, surrounded by faithful devotees worshipping or even meditating in a quiet corner is inspiring.
Visually it's stunning. Best to go early in the morning and before sunset.

Visited December 2013
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“Swedagon Pagoda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We visited Rangoon recently and took a tour to the Swedagon Pagoda. Nothing really prepares one for the splendour and the sheer size and spectacle of the Pagoda and the surrounding structures. I am sure Myanmar has lots of other attractions to see that we did not visit. What an 'eye popping' structure - I have never seen anything like it and would recommend it to anyone

Visited January 2014
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“Definitely must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Can't really say anything new than what has already been said - it is a MUST do in Yangon. Arrive around 1730 before the sun sets to be able to appreciate it during day and also at night - it's a magical place. Please be a respectful tourists and wear a long-yi or trousers and not shorts!

Definitely must do - tip: walk up the stairs, don't take the lift - you can see much more!

Visited January 2014
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“Nice but obviously very crowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It'd go back but probably early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Clearly a must-see while in Yangon.

Visited September 2013
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