"Sule pagoda: centre landmark" Sule Paya Tip by hydronetta

Sule Paya, Rangoon: 16 reviews and 27 photos


Sule pagoda is the landmark of downtown Yangon (like the Arc de Triumph in Paris) located at the junction of Sule Pagoda Road and Mahabandoola Road. This 48 meter high golden dome is said to be over 2,000 years old and said to enshrine a hair of the Buddha. The golden pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and inverted bowl. It is surrounded by small shops and all the familiar non-religious services such as of astrologists, palmists, and so on. It can be reached through four entrances of the four stairways facing four cardinal directions or by two overhead bridges. Despite its significance , we decided not to get in in order to save up time for other sights

Address: Sule Paya roundabout.

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  • Written Jan 23, 2007
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