Some believed that the pagoda was built for more than 2500 years, but what we believe is, that location has been a place of worship for more than 2500 years. The temple complex that we see today is no way to be that old. It is more than a commercial-temple complex, with modern brick-made shop lot built surrounding the temple.
However, it is one of the attraction which can be easily accessed in the middle of Yangon, with many other attractions located within the walking distance from the pagoda- Maha Bandula Garden and Independent Monument, City Hall, High Court, and Emmanuel Baptist Church, Chinatown, and Bogyoke Aung San Market.
Be noted that the entrance fee is USD2 per person, and we need to leave our footwear (including our socks) at the racks prepared for the visitors. The floor of the temple will be very hot under the afternoon sun. The pagoda was filled with local Buddists during our visit, but they were all peaceful folks. We didn't meet anybody asking us to buy anything or donation, until we reached the entrance, where a donation was asked for keeping our shoes. As we had paid for the entrance fee, we just simply said "no" politely and left.
The overall experience in Sule was good, just the entrance fee was a bit expensive, for what we could see inside. However, it is still worth a visit. Please visit our blog at http://bettyandlingshing.blogspot.com/2013/05/first-day-in-yangon.html for more about our experience in Yangon.
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