"Shwedagon pagoda (1)" Shwedagon Paya Tip by hydronetta

Shwedagon Paya, Rangoon: 76 reviews and 193 photos

The Shwedagon Pagoda is the most celebrated attraction for tourists in Yangon and religious site for Buddhists all over Myanmar.
It is a 98-metre gilded stupa located to the west of the Royal Lake, on Singuttara Hill. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese with relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined within (staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Konagamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa and eight hairs of Gautama, the historical Buddha).
The best time to visit Shwedagon pagoda is 2-3 hrs before sunset. This time is enough to sightsee around and soak up some of the local ambience. The pagoda closes later on so you can stay there even when the pagoda is beautifully illuminated.

Address: On Singuttara Hill, East of Kandawgyi lake.

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  • Updated Jan 23, 2007
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