"Shwedagon pagoda (3): Entrances" Shwedagon Paya Tip by hydronetta

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There are four entrances to Shwedagon pagoda that lead up a flight of covered steps to the platform on Singuttara Hill.
The eastern and southern approaches nicely decorated have vendors on either sides selling all sorts of religious goods most notably Buddha images, good luck charms, candles, gold leaf, prayer flags, flowers etc (see pics). In addition these entrances have an elevator and the infrequently used western one is equipped with escalators. Unlike any other pagoda we visited the entrance corridor was in sparkling marble floor.
A pair of giant chinthe (mythical lions) guard the entrances.
Remember shoes and shocks have to be removed (they can keep an eye on them for a minimal fee if you don;t want to carry them around in bags)
There is entrance fee paid in US$. Luckily there is no camera or video fee.

Address: On Singuttara Hill, East of Kandawgyi lake.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 23, 2007
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