We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Website
Today
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$41.60*
and up
Shwedagon Pagoda Walking Tour
More Info
$32.00*
and up
Half-Day Spiritual Shwedagon Pagoda Tour in Yangon
More Info
$65.00*
and up
Half Day Yangon City Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7,660 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4344
    Excellent
  • 937
    Very good
  • 171
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
a must visit in Yangon

if you are in Yangon this should be on your list just to better understand the Buddhist culture and it's people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Ashish D
Add Photo Write a Review

7,660 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 5,482: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

if you are in Yangon this should be on your list just to better understand the Buddhist culture and it's people.

Helpful?
Thank Ashish D
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

i visited this glamorous place with a private guide. so, i was able to get a lot of explanation about the different areas and its customs. you need to know the day of the week in which you were born, and if it was Wednesday you need to know the time of day, since it is split in 2 by... More 

Helpful?
Thank solidvu2002
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was amazing pagoda with many big status. It's very famous so a bit crowded with locals. Visit it at night if you can for best view.

Helpful?
Thank Taylor C
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is just Amazing. Must visit if you go to Yangon. The best time to visit is around 4 pm right before sunset. It is just amazing. some thing to note, it's quite expensive to get in:8000 kyats per person. You cannot wear shoe in any pagoda in Myanmar. So take out your shoe and put in your bag... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank maryland h
Minnesota
Level Contributor
271 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Shwedagon Pagoda is a site worth seeing at any time of day or night. A huge complex with many things to see and everything is covered in gold. You must dress appropriately and remove you shoes and socks. A treasure not to be missed.

Helpful?
Thank Mars1964
Spokane, Washington
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this was an amazing place to visit. This temple is still an active temple. The site of this old temple is amazing. I wish I would have had time to go back a second time to explore more of this wonderful temple.

Helpful?
Thank GavinM136
Kuala Lumpur
Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great pagoda, with overwhelming atmosphere: great to look at but also religious rituals to join. I`m sure it`s also phantastic during the day but we enjoyed our evening visit in the darkness.

Helpful?
Thank siriuskl
Barbirey-sur-Ouche, France
Level Contributor
39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting visit in thinking at the period wich the pagoda was build... The architecture is precious and made of precious materials but.... You can find inside bank for change, you have to buy a traditional dress to cover your legs if you don t have...etc... And you have to put off your shoes and walk without....

Helpful?
Thank micot21
Makati, Philippines
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The most Sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar,if you need to know the history of this pagoda there's a lot of freelancer tour guide offering their services for a quick 45minutes tour around this very stunning views of thousand of Pagoda.Be sure to be in appropriate clothing for this religious site.Also the first site must see if your going to Yangon... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dexter B
British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Shwedagon Pagoda is a very impressive sight.The only word to describe the Pagoda is unbelievable.It does not have a great entrance way but inside it is like no other structure I have ever seen. The terrace is 14 acres and the surrounding land is 114 acres, The top of the Pagoda has a gold weight o 500 kilos. A... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tom Y

Travelers who viewed Shwedagon Pagoda also viewed

Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region
Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region
 
Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region
Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region
 

Been to Shwedagon Pagoda? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shwedagon Pagoda and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Shwedagon Pagoda staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?