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Review of Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda
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Owner description: The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Shwedagon Pagoda itself is grand, awe-inspiring and all that. The sun could make it tough to visit because you have to step on the ground barefoot; so the few hours close to sunset would be better for visit (or visit after sunset if you are okay with the night view. It is another kind of beautiful view anyway). You could easily spend a few hours there. Just beware of fake guides who approach tourists by helping to take photos for them or chatting with them - pretending to be friendly and asking where they are from, and then starting to introduce this and that and asking for money in the end. Simply ignore them or turn them away. The entrance is expensive. The authority could have monitored it better with that sum of money. For whole of my trip in Myanmar of nine days, this is the sight that I would rate the lowest for the experience and atmosphere.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

A Must-See attraction in Yangon which is on its way to World Heritage's accreditation.

Mesmerising architectures with attention-to-details craftwork. Four (North, East, South and West) Main entrances to the holy site, either via lifts and staircases.

The entire site becomes the "Golden Place" from 5.30pm to 6.30pm when the sun was about to go down, shining on the top of the pagodas.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

I highly admire Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and it is fantastic to walk around the big pagoda with no shoes. It is a must to see this.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

When the right light hits the Pagoda at a particular day (mine was 5:45PM) it was mesmerizing. You can see people stop what they are doing (even the ones in prayers) and pause for that brief moment to appreciate the beauty. It is a MUST visit if you are in Yangon.

Foreign Visitors are REQUIRED:

1. To pay the entrance fees at the respective counters and to ask for entrance tickets and stickers.

2. Please put the stickers on the jackets and shirts, so that the insperctors can see easily.

3. Entrance fees for ONE person is 10,000 Kyats and is valid for ONE visit only. Not for 24 hours.

4. Gentlemen are requested not to wear shortpants and sleeveless vests (Myanmar Jacket and Longyi wear can be borrowed from the Counters)

5. Ladies are requested not to wear short skirts and summer dress (Myanmar ladies wear can be borrowed from the counters)

6. Amateur cameras and video cameras are free from charge. You have to pay for a fee if you are bringing in professional camera and video cameras inside.

7. All kinds of footwear including SOCKS are strictly are prohibited on the premises.

There are 4 Pagodas inside the complex

There are 18 Buddhas inside the complex

There are 2 Bells inside the complex

Two showrooms in the complex, a Museum and a Photo Gallery

Dont forget to look for the Telescope to see the Tip of the Shwedagon Pagoda (telescope is on a platform located at the main entrance)

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

The nicest and the biggest pagoda in Asia. When you visit, you will be offered for guide, don´t be afraid to spent some money for this, as without it you will never see and find all hidden places in and around.

1  Thank PetrZ4
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