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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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Home to Buddha

The serenity of the site despite the crowds is the most striking aspect of the pilgrimage. The big banyan tree at the entrance welcomes all with its shade and the connections with... read more

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New Delhi, India
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The serenity of the site despite the crowds is the most striking aspect of the pilgrimage. The big banyan tree at the entrance welcomes all with its shade and the connections with the Buddha. The pagoda is enormous and there are shrines all around it which highlight the different stages of Buddha's life and messages. No visit to Yangon is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After traveling around Asia, we had visited a lot of temples!!! We were so glad we took the time to visit this one...It was very beautiful and impressive. We took the local bus there and back-everyone was very helpful making sure we knew where to go...Make sure to dress appropriately. They do have clothing for sale or rent if you... More 

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Thank audrey r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The famous religious place of Myanmar. Most of the Myanmar People go there in special days like their birthday, memorial days of the family, famous full moon days and doing good things likes offering foods, water, flowers, candles to Buddha. Beside the religious reason, the place is almost famous because of the Myanmar Cultural Art, antique architectural design and beautiful... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's expensive at US$8 but you need to visit to understand al little of the culture and people. Do accept offers of explanation Don't just be a tourist. Take time to stop aside and be quiet.

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Thank Wendy B
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

8,000 kyat entry, huge complex! No shoes, floor gets very hot so try not to visit during mid-day. Keep shoulders, knees covered. 4 entrances (north, south, east, west) - easy to get lost. Contains Buddhist relics, possibly the oldest stupa in the world (2,600 years old) Walk clockwise, Know your birth day of the week so you can stop at... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is one of the best pagoda that you'll find in Myanmar, you should not miss it! It is huge and full of Budda that have different styles and position, be ready to walk a lot and to go up on ladders. You are not allowed to wear neither shoes nor socks.

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Thank Magellano1968
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mingalaba! I was there with a guide who did an okay job, he could've been a bit more informative, but then again, I can't blame him since the duration of 3 hours is not enough. However, it was interesting to know that inter alia, the then British troops failed to rob the famous Singu Min Bell and finally the Burmese... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the one Pagoda in Yangon that everyone should visit. But beware of going in the heat of the day as you have to take off your shoes (and socks), as you do in most pagodas and temples, and the white marble floor can be blisteringly hot on bare feet! Better to go in the late afternoon/evening when its... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your in Yangon, this is a Must visit place. The Shwedagon carries so much history and beauty it will take your breath away. Best time to visit is late afternoon after 5 pm. Then you can enjoy the sunset and se the last rays of light reflex in the gold covered pagoda. Don´t miss the gallery with pictures from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is very admirable for Buddhists. But it welcomes anyone regardless of race and religion. The place is on the top of the hill with pleasant breeze. You can learn a big deal of history and religious matters and ancient culture from Pagoda and its sculptue. You can have a bird view over almost entire Yangon city. The place... More 

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