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“Sule Pagoda - Centre Point of Yangon” 4 of 5 stars
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Sule Pagoda
Maha Bandoola Rd 95-1, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Perth, Australia
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“Sule Pagoda - Centre Point of Yangon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This historic pagoda is the centre point of Yangon, reputedly the point from which the British set out the road system of Yangon which still works so well today. I only walked round it, but it is an interesting structure and worth a look. Just watch the traffic these days as it is now a major intersection!

Visited January 2013
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“A great introduction to the pagodas of Myanmar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This small but centrally located paya is a great place to become familiar with the many pagodas/temples in the city

Visited February 2013
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“disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This temple is in the middle of a busy roundabout and surrounded by a strong stench of sewerage. It is not special enough to overcome these handicaps.

Visited March 2013
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“The oldest one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The Sule Pagoda(stupa because of the burried relics) is situated in the center of a busy merchant district and consiered to be oldest than the Swedagon Pagoda.Its shape is octagonal and covered by leaf of gold. Around the Stupa there are some corners like shrines each dedicated to one day of the week and people go there depending on their birth day to make wishes and bring their offerings.Wet hankies are necessary to weep your feet after any visit of Pagodas in Myanmar.

Visited December 2012
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“Got scammed by a monk here! Avoid like the plague!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

After arriving in Yangon, we went for a walk and stumbled across the Sule Pagoda..on our way in we were told to take off our shoes which we knew anyway, that was no problem..except that we had to pay to leave them there! The big sign saying FOREIGNERS MUST PAY x amount of dollars, not sure how much it was, was a bit off putting, but it was nothing we hadn't seen anywhere else. We walked around the pagoda for a while which is beautiful. We were then approached by a monk who started a conversation with us in perfect english. He seemed really interested in talking to us, and in our naivity we thought nothing of it, as surely a man of his caliber wouldn't have any ill intentions... He showed us around the pagoda, telling us stories about the origins of different things. It was fascinating. My fiancee and I whispered amoungst ourselves saying that we would make a donation. The monk then sat us down and asked us for a donation...we were relatively surprised as his audacity but not entirely surprised as we'd experienced a lot of money hungry folk on our trip.. We gave a donation of the equvilant of €10, the monk then asked for more, we gave another €1 and then he pointed to my fiancee wallet and said he wanted "that one" ..which was another €5. So altogether he got €16 out of us. We left in shock, couldn't believe how cheeky this man had been. In hindsight we would've told him where to go but at the time we just didn't have time to react. It's not about the money but the fact that he thought this was ok. I hope nobody else falls for this in future. It really took from our faith in humanity..

Visited December 2012
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