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Shwedagon Pagoda

Opens in 23 min: 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed today

The pagoda is very beautiful. I think it is a must to visit this place. We have to walk without shoes nor socks inside, But what amazing is, the floor that we walked on is very cool even the floor is under the sunshine (hot).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iwsantoso
Reviewed today via mobile

Shwedagon Pagoda is an impressive collection of constructions which makes you think you traveled back in time. Foreigners have to pay an entrance fee (aprox 11,5€). Keep in mind that you have to remove your shoes/socks at the entrance, and you’ll have to walk quite...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 199ovis
Reviewed today

One of the very first places I visited in Myanmar. I've learnt that the pagoda is the holiest religious sites all over the country, and is the heart of Burmese Buddhism. Impressive even from a distance. Great for a short visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank frank_tyler56
Reviewed yesterday

This place, to me, was beautiful. I didn't explore the grounds or anything but just toured the main square.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 0956sk
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see while in Yangon. The history is engulfing. The sites outstanding we walked the entire Pagoda from all 4 corners. Blessings, prayers, dances, gold leafing etc Absolutely a must see and do. Leave your shoes at the entrance and Men wear...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sassygirl1
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Shwedagon Pagoda is absolutely amazing. It’s a very beautiful complex with a lot to discover. You can easily spend a couple of hours there. Unfortunately it was beeing restored when we were there, but it was still amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Bianca M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The stupa is still undergoing repairs, nevertheless it's an awe inspiring structure full of colour and history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joosyim
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We want on a wet afternoon, the long walk on bare feet on the rubber mats although was painful,it was compensated by the majestic view of the vast area with sparkling pagoda umbrellas.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KooTomato
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I heard that Shwedagon is the most famous pagoda, so I expect it to be so crowded. Well, it was crowded but still bearable and not too noisy (thankfully). It cost 10,000 Kyat and we need to take off our shoes/slippers before entering the gate....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LinaMartana0809
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went by night and it was mesmerizing. Many people, most of them praying but the place remains serene despite of the crowd and despite of the bamboo infrastructure that covers the main pagoda: they add a new layer of gold leaves from the donations...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from DavidGoose | Reviewed this property |
If u like facts and figures, dates, heights, age of construction amount of gold ! Then get a guide. If you just want to wander at your own pace and enjoy the beauty of the place take photos etc then go on your own. I won’t... More
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Deborah M | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any. To make sure, I would contact a tourist agency in Myanmar to ask.
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Response from 73helene | Reviewed this property |
Of course yes But choose the good month to get there Myanmar is wonderfull and the people so kind
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