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Address: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built...

The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.

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Amazing at night..

Best to go at night when the temple is lit up, just make sure you where pants to cover your legs, worth checking out.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best to go at night when the temple is lit up, just make sure you where pants to cover your legs, worth checking out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't think of enough superlatives to describe this Pagoda. It is an awesome landmark from so many places in Yangon. Half a day is by no means sufficient to explore the place fully and a good time of day to visit is towards sunset with the gold stupa glittering in the sunlight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a good idea for visiting the pagoda in the late afternoon and stay up until the evening. The weather is good for us to walk around, to learn a few things, and even to meditate. We spent 3 hours there observing the local, praying, and having a great conversation with local.

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Thank Danaiya T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been there already in 2014 and came back in December 2016. This place is just magical ! Gold everywhere. Monks praying and people smiling. Take a guide for explanation if you can, it's worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this pagoda. We visited it in the morning and loved it so much that we went in the evening as well. It is 8000 kyat to enter. You have to take off your shoes (either carry it in a plastic bag or leave it in one of the entrances) and cover yourself. My husband had shorts on so they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the pagoda just before sunset. Stay after the sun has gone down as the candles will be lit all around the pagoda.

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Thank Unutera
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best time to visit is in the evening if you want to avoid the heat & walking barefoot on the ground. The structure is amazing. However, the counter girls can be more helpful with info when asked.

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Thank Judy T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for pictures, the museum is very interesting too! One of the nicest pagodas I've ever been to, costs 8000 khat for entry, cover your knees and shoulders or you will have to rent a cover!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing will prepare you got the scale of this Pagoda. Amazing! Go in the morning as it gets very hot. A wonderful place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Now I know why this is a must see in Yangon! Equally beautiful during the day just more magical at sunset.

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