Shwedagon Pagoda683 Votes Currently Closed
- 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
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 Travel Tips
- 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
Entrance Ticket Details For Shwedagon Pagoda
- 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 Bus station: Shwedagon Pagoda East Gate Bus Stop
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78.42% 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
93.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda Reviews & Ratings
Best Pagoda in Yangon. 10000 entry fee. It is best to come here when it's close to sunset time so you can see it in both daylight and at night. It's lit up beautifully at night. There are locals walking around offering tours if you'd like some information while walking around. The walk up the main gate is also great so either walk in or out that way
Really big then anticipated, beautiful with devoted people in there culture and religion. Foreigner have also a good number of foot fall. During day time it becomes very hot so take umbrella and skin lotion. You need to remove any footwear. For the ladies dressing need to be very conservative.
One of the highlights of our trip. Amazing and beautiful. There is a foreign tourist entrance. Be prepared to go through a metal detector. Knees must be covered and a cloth cover may be rented for a very low cost. Shoes and socks must be removed but the floors are kept very clean - I do recommend having a wet wipe ready before putting your shoes back on.
Possibly one of the best places I’ve ever been. Just incredible for its sheer scale but also the atmosphere here. Go at dusk and watch the sun set - the light changes completely how it looks and feels in the space of about 20 minutes.
The Shwedagon Pagoda also known in English as the Golden Pagoda, is a 99 metres (325 ft) gilded pagoda and stupa located in Yangon, Burma. According to tradition, the Shwedagon Pagoda has existed for more than 2,500 years, making it the oldest historical pagoda in Burma and the world. In my book, it should be in top 10 of the world's greatest wonders! I very like this place and very beautiful place. It’s my first stop every time I visit Yangon!