Sule Pagoda
Sule Pagoda
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CurlySue
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Me and hubby walked into the entrance of the temple. A young girl that worked there motioned to remove our shoes, meanwhile she’s getting a bunch of flowers and ‘umbrella’ for us saying that we need this to make an offering. Entrance fee $5 each, flowers -a few bucks. You then go up some stairs. Next thing we know a ‘helpful guide’ starts explaining how things work explaining how and where to make the offerings of the flowers, how and where to put the umbrella. “It was a good day he said, we would receive good karma etc”. Long story short after a 10 minute private lecture which sounded authentic, he demands a $20 (Canadian) donation each. I didn’t appreciate the pushiness of it. He had a lanyard around his neck with what looked like an official ID in his shirt pocket.
Not worth the experience.
Written 14 February 2020
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Sundncr
Washington DC, DC1,094 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is on the tourist map and is probably the other most important Pagoda to visit after Shwedagon Pagoda. The pagoda is golden but this is due to the paint. The crown of the Pagoda is encrusted in gemstones. An entrance fees is charged to foreigners and you can avail a guide. Be careful when paying the guide as they deny having change and you end up paying a lot more. Shoes have to be removed before entering and modest clothes have to be worn. It is a peaceful place to pray and it is creates a roundabout for traffic. There are foot over bridges to reach the Pagoda. At the base on street level various shops line the Pagoda and you can find Palm readers and Astrologists in case you are intrigues. The Pagoda is in a great location and other sites of Yangon can be visited from here.
Written 2 January 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Sule Pagoda or Sule Paya is a small pagoda, but is highly revered because it enshrines a hair relic of the Buddha and is known to be built during the lifetime of Buddha, about 2500 years ago. We got into a taxi from Shwedagon Pagoda to Sule Pagoda. Sule Pagoda is located in the center of Yangon, surrounded by busy streets, a market and colonial era buildings like the Supreme court building and Yangon city hall. This is the place for more than 50 cats – that was one of the main reasons I showed interest visiting the place.
Written 20 February 2020
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Mike B
Southend-on-Sea, UK311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Much, much smaller than Shwedagon, Sule sits in the middle of a busy road junction, entry is about half the price (only payable in Kyats and no credit cards...as at Shwedagon) of Shwedagon and you can walk round it in about 20 or 30 minutes.

It does not compare to Shwedagon...so go here first!
Written 12 February 2020
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annuaraziz
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Located in the heart of the city, so there’s no excuse to miss it. There’s a small fee to be paid. Shoes n socks off pls. A good walk around to see people praying. There are areas where to can still down and appreciate the still/calmness of the pagoda, relative to the busy city street just outside. There’s a part where you can put your prayers on a golden boat that will be send into one of the stupas. Interesting to see
Written 11 February 2020
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EmptyNestExpat
Chicago, IL36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Suggested time to visit: after 4 p.m. to avoid the heat, but still take advantage of the sun glinting off of all of the gold.
Entry fee: 10,000 MMK paid to a man in uniform, plus 3,000 MMK for alter flowers & an umbrella (didn't seem like you could say no to the offerings).
Time required: About an hour.
The pagoda is interesting and you'll see Buddhists finding the Buddha labeled with the day of the week they were born on. The pilgrim then splashes one cup of water for each year of life to date onto that Buddha to bring good fortune in the future.
How the experience could be improved: luckily, there's not much traffic there so that allows a slow meander around the octogon. I would suggest cleaning up the entrances as they are cluttered with things that belong in a back room and detract from the grandeur of the experience. An entrance foyer shouldn't be a place to have laundry drying, for example. Also, there's a lovely, lovely elevated pedestrial bridge to the mosque across the street. It's closed and no one is allowed to use it. Isn't it delightful that it was built though? It is such a lovely metaphor for how we should build bridges across differences. Why not allow people to use it? Who knows? It could bring good fortune in the future.
The Wikipedia page on Sule Pagoda has lots of information about it.
Cafe KSS down the street has a nice passion fruit juice you can order to cool off afterwards.
Written 21 April 2024
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The word 'Sue' derived from "Su Way" which mean "Gathering". Sule Pagoda is also as old as Shwedagon Pagoda. It is marked as the center point of the city and a popular meeting place for people.
Written 12 March 2020
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,771 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This pagoda in central downtown is interesting because of all the shops tucked in underneath it. Not what you expect from your average pagoda! I didn't go in here but the outside is really fun, set as it is on a very busy confluence of city streets, with all the attendant brouhaha going on. It's opposite Independence Park, which is a little calmer.
If you're going to the Shwedagon (which you should be), then visit this pagoda first, because although grand in it's own right, pales into insignificance.
Written 27 January 2020
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Abde R
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nestled within the city’s core, the pagoda serves as a central hub where vehicles gracefully navigate in circular patterns. Although the temple isn’t particularly spacious and doesn’t draw large crowds, it remains a historically significant site with a heritage spanning over two millennia. The pagoda’s central stupa stands amidst a lively ensemble of shops, eateries, and charming colonial-era structures, creating a vibrant district within the city.
Written 17 March 2024
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Gp Capt R K D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful Pagoda at Downtown Yangon. At the centre of Traffic Island in the busy commercial hub area of Yangon. Generally take close to one hour for going around the Pagoda
Written 11 March 2023
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