I've taken a day tour in Rangoon which includes the Shwedagon Pagoda, however, cannot decide if I should take an evening tour too just to see it eliminated (of course, there will be other locations in town to visit too)
I would try and visit in the evening. The light is magical and we enjoyed people watching too! The trouble I found was that I took so many different photographs.......
I went there about an hour before sunset so got the full daylight view, the sunset and the shift to fully lit nighttime. Definitely the way to go if you can manage the time. It was one of the most remarkable places I've ever visited.
I suppose sunset would be magical. We Went in the middle of the day and it was extremely hot. I Think you could experience the colour and the feelings better if you go by sunset.
It will likely be cooler in evening and less sweaty!
The evening colours of the temple and the skylight would be beautiful too.
I would definitely take a different tour. We took a wonderful walking. Your. Look on my reviews for the name.
Sunset is lovely...
In my trip to Myanmar I visited it twice. First in the morning and last one in the evening.
Both are just like a bliss, in the morning it’s less crowded but in the evening you can appreciate the changing colors of the sky.
I would say yes, plus you will see the lovely sunset too.
you will regret if you don't go - and yes, best to do in the late evening - its cooler and the colours are beautiful - or very early morning.
I've been there once in the morning and once in the evening. The pagoda looks more majestic and serene in the evening hours under the flood lights, and if you are carrying a telescope lens, you can zoom in to look for the shining jewels at the top of the pagoda (there are some little known viewpoints over and above the publicised points).
Also its less hotter in the evenings.
So go for it if you have the time.
Ideal time to go to Shwedagon is late afternoon. Highly recommend to be there b4 sunset and extend until the night as the view is really magical
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