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“46 m tall Paya in central Yangon”
Review of Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda
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“46 m tall Paya in central Yangon”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Very old Paya (aprox. 2000 years), Gold cover and its location v centre of Yangon is big atraction with neighbourhood of City Hall, 50 m tall colum of independence, and baptistic church.

Visited October 2013
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“Unique location”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

As one friend recommended to me, you can enjoy the pagoda from the outside without the need to go inside (assuming that you will be visiting other pagodas, including Shwedagon). This is because the pagodas look similar inside, and so if you are on a limited timeline (say, two or three days), you can focus more of your time on Shwedagon and your other time visiting the rest of the city. Sule is positioned in the middle of a busy circle, and from the pagoda's point, it shows Yangon's unique transformation from an older colonial city with older buildings nearby to new, higher buildings being built side-by-side the older buildings. Take advantage of the view, of old and new side-by-side, before Yangon completely transforms into a city of new-only. If you choose to go inside, the fee is not to enter the pagoda; it is to keep your shoes -- so you don't need to pay this fee if you choose to stuff your shoes into your backpack, or to keep it outside without someone watching over it... like the locals tend to do.

Visited August 2013
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“A unique traffic circle”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Right in the heart of Yangon, sitting in the middle of a traffic circle, sits this remarkable Pagoda. It's hard to see how anyone can make their way through the swirling traffic to actually worship there. The Pagoda is one of Yangon's major religious sites, and it surrounded by the colonial buildings of the former British rulers. Perhaps the best view is in the evening with the lights on. Then, the traffic is not quite so distracting.

Visited November 2013
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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“God what a place”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Though this pagoda is small compared to the bigger Swethagon pagoda yet, it is right on the city centre with a circular road running around it and has a good number of curio shops surrounding it.

Visited September 2013
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“A busy circle”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

In the middle of the traffic, which in just ten years got crazy, you will see the Pagoda from distance, all lights on at night. Just trying to cross the road when no driver give you a chance is a challenge. For me it loose its meditation quality.
And the "money beggers" for everything...entry, shoes, plastic bag for your shoes...etc.. Again the Temple's feeling is lost.
I think I prefer the outside gold tower pointing a beautiful blue sky at the all things for sale inside...Just a point of vue after all

Visited November 2013
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