Shwedagon Pagoda

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Dagon, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
  • Timings: 04:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 9679 MMK
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Shwedagon Pagoda - Review

Every year, a lot of tourists flock to Yangon to see its splendid ancient pagodas only. Amongst the others, Shwedagon Pagoda is the better known one and invites a lot of tourists owing to its enchanting beauty. Called by local people as Shwedagon Zedi Daw The, this pagoda is perched atop the hill and looks astonishing with its 99 meters high. In fact, its golden roof is remains prominent in any panoramic picture of Yangon. According to various sources, this pagoda is at least 2,600 years old, making it the oldest pagoda in the world. Its gold plated dome is covered by a splendid stupa containing over 7,000 diamonds, rubies, topaz and sapphires, and emeralds. Due to its ravishing beauty, it has been aptly named as the “The crown of Burma”.

Shwedagon Pagoda Information

  • The main platform of Shwedagon Pagoda, its Information Centres, and concessions are wheelchair accessible.
  • Those requiring the use of a wheelchair can enter the pagoda through the Southern Stairway.
  • Please follow the dress code - wear trousers or at least knee length shorts or skirt; t-shirts with elbow length sleeves are also expected and you are expected to be barefooted when entering Shwedagon Pagoda.
  • Myanmar Tourism Board: +95 01 855 1012

Shwedagon Pagoda Ticket Prices

  • A guide will cost an additional MMK 6049.25.

Shwedagon Pagoda Hours

On these days Shwedagon Pagoda is open 24 hours:

  • Waxing Day of Tabaung: The day before full moon day of the Myanmar Lunar month Tabaung (around March).
  • Waxing Day of Wakhaung: The day before full moon day of the Myanmar Lunar month Wakhaung (around June which is the beginning of the Buddhist Lent).

Last admission is at 9:45pm.

How To reach Shwedagon Pagoda by Public Transport

  • By Bus station: Shwedagon Pagoda East Gate Bus Stop

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TripHobo Highlights for Shwedagon Pagoda

  • Shwedagon Pagoda Address: Dagon, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
  • Shwedagon Pagoda Timing: 04:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Shwedagon Pagoda Price: 9679 MMK
  • Best time to visit Shwedagon Pagoda(preferred time): 04:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shwedagon Pagoda: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shwedagon Pagoda

  • 95% of people who visit Yangon include Shwedagon Pagoda in their plan

  • 65.45% of people start their Shwedagon Pagoda visit around 04 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Shwedagon Pagoda

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

93.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shwedagon Pagoda

People normally club together Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple and Kandawgyi Park And Lake while planning their visit to Shwedagon Pagoda.

People also prefer to start their day with Shwedagon Pagoda.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon Reviews

  • This is likely the most popular tourist destination in Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar. This place is relatively big and takes about an hour to get around it. If you come by taxi you should pay your driver to wait for you as it wasn’t very clear how to get a taxi when I was finished. That aside, this place is pretty grand in scale, not sure if it is wheelchair accessible because there were a lot of stairs but I vaguely recall seeing an elevator entrance to it. The pagoda is very big and golden and it gets quite hot in the afternoon since so much sun is being reflected around. It was an enjoyable experience and I would recommend that other people see if it you are visiting Yangon.

  • It's a must visit place in Yangon and one of the most popular places in Yangon. It is also one of the world's wonders. It was built many years ago. The body of pagoda is hollow and it contains the hair of Buddha Gautama, the clothes and many other things. It is in the middle of the city so tourists can easily go and visit there. The beauty of the blue sky and the pagoda will amaze you. 😀

  • The elegant Shwedagon Pagoda is Yangon’s most famous landmark. The massive 99 meter high gold plated pagoda with the diamond studded spire set on top of a small hill in downtown Yangon dominates the area and is visible from much of the city. After dark there is a mystical atmosphere with the pagoda lit up by spotlights. The very impressive pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is Burma’s most important Buddhist pilgrimage site. The main stupa enshrines sacred relics of the Gautama Buddha as well as the three previous Buddhas.

  • You won’t miss this Grand Buddhist Temple at the Center of Yangon. The temple is very prominent and easily accessible. It’s both famous and the local and the tourist. It’s free entrance for local and Kyat10,000 for foreigners. Since it’s a sacred worship place, ladies need to wear knee length pants or can rent the local long pants to cover up the knee. The temple is huge and beautiful, it’s definitely a must see hotspot

  • As a buddhist, this is one of the most fascinating pagoda i ever seen. Open until 10 pm. And is more beautiful at night with candle lights around the pagoda. Long history of this pagoda is also very interesting. Do not forget to visit gallery museum to see images of jewelries kept inside of pagoda.

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