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Shwedagon Pagoda

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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 yesterday via mobile

We took the free shuttle from the hotel at 4pm and stayed till night to see the light-up. As the men were wearing Bermuda not covering their knees, traditional sarong need to be rented with a refundable deposit. Remember to bring wet ones and plastic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LuckYeo
Reviewed yesterday

Shwedagon Pagoda is a beautiful place to walk around and spend some time in reflective meditation. As you are barefooted while on th premises and everywhere you walk is stone, I would choose an early morning or late evening visit as the stones can get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The biggest, the most famous, the ... All superlatives. It's a must see in Yangon, of course. If you have a chance, I would recommend to go there many times. Early early morning, for the sunrise. Late PM, for the sunset. On a weekday, on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BF P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is absolutely a must see when you are in Yangon. It is the most spectacular pagoda and temple in Myanmar. We’ve visited twice. There are usually large crowds of people so go early while it is cool or be prepared for the crowds....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lauraduggan2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is/was the main attraction in Yangon and it was a little away from the centre of town, but easy to get there with a taxi. Walking in the front door, the desk is pretty quick to assess your clobber, charge and give you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeorgeF865
Reviewed 3 days ago

SPECTACULAR, SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD; a must in everyone's lifetime! It is a very spiritual place no matter what faith you are. I have now visited on numerous occasions.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank marcia173
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately, renovations is ongoing when we visited in dec this year. Part of the pagoda is covered and part covered with bamboo stilts. The guide said reno takes place once every 5 years. Despite this, we were still in awe by the massive pagoda and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ng g
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ranking: Of course the Shwedagon Pagoda is TripAdvisor’s #1 attraction for Yangon! Just as the Taj Mahal is for Agra, and the Potala Palace is for Lhasa. People from all over the world go to Agra or Lhasa specifically to see the Taj or Potala,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to see the site in the late afternoon and stayed into the evening to see all the lights. There was so much to see and so much meaning to the customs. Loved it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheila E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful despite the renovation on the main Pagoda and several others. Very picturesque. Costs foreigners 10,000 Kyat (about 7 USD) to enter and must not be wearing shorts (males) or even long pants (females) but do provide traditional clothing to wear for 3,000 kyat deposit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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19 September 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
18 June 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.
18 June 2018|
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Response from Deborah M | Reviewed this property |
It depends completely on how fit he is. Generally travel isn't recommended for the very elderly because of the risk of deep vein thrombosis. Sitting for long periods is also difficult for the very elderly. I wouldn't... More