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Review of Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda
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Private Yangon City Guided Tour with Lunch
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Owner description: The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The nicest pagoda I have ever seen. Worth of any money. Make sure you return after sunset as well. Entrance fee is 10000 Kyat, which allows you to return on the same day.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

This is one place you got to go when you are in Yangon. The history and architecture is amazing. Go around evening time where the temperature is cooler. A fee is needed and I booked the Tripadvisor tour with English guide. It was great even though it’s cost slightly more. You will need about an hour to finish this place. No food but there is drinking water. Foreigners need to pay to have their footwear stored. It’s a must see place.

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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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