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Clothes regulations and visitor information
Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda is Myanmar's holiest monuments. This memorial creates a fascinating light at nights that invites you to pay a counter inspection after supper. Around the pagoda are numerous Buddha sculptures, reliquaries and historic artefacts that are over 2,500 years old. Visiting Shwedagon Pagoda is a must when travelling in Burma/Myanmar.
SWEDAGON Pagoda is open seven nights a day from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Last entry is 9:45 p.m. Visitor Centre: Lifts and wheel chairs are available at the south-facing pagoda entry. Around the pagoda there are municipal chillers, but you can also take your own hot and cold running hotter.
You will need a helmet and sun protection; the Yangon daytime temperature is high year-round. While conservative clothing (covering your knee and shoulders) is recommended when you visit one of the South East Asian sanctuaries, the tourist regulations in places like Thailand are often more relaxing. This is not the case with the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Pagoda is much more than a touristic destination - it is the most important place of worship in Myanmar. Numerous friars, travellers and followers mingle with the sights. Though the pagoda's website says that you need elbow-length sweaters, this is very rare. You will be asked to take off your boots and return them to the door for a small surcharge.
You are not permitted to wear hosiery - you must walk barefoot. Sanguttara Hill in the Dagon Township Yangon in Burma/Myanmar is home to the Shwedagon Pagoda. Every cabbie in Yangon will be happy to take you. There is no need to keep the drivers serviced; many cabs will be around the pagoda when you get out.
Though Yangon is very cheap, the price for visitors to the pagoda is slightly high. Apart from Buddhist feasts on the lunar calender, the days of the week in Shwedagon Pagoda are often quieter. The temperature can rise to almost 100° Celsius by midday, so that the floor becomes barefootheat!
Going to Shwedagon Pagoda after nightfall is a completely different one. A perfect scenery would be a quick trip in the mornings when the lights are good for taking pictures and before the sun sets, go to some other interesting places of interest in Yangon to be explored, then back to the pagoda in the evenings when everything is illuminated.
Drought time in Yangon is from November to April. While some are officially and licenced, others are much more casual. It can be very interesting for those who watch Shwedagon Pagoda. This pagoda consists of bricks that have been decorated and gilded by royalty and patrons from all over the globe.
Decorating the top of the Shwedagon Pagoda, the canopy is 43 ft high and coated with 500 kg of riveted golden platten. Altogether 4,016 gilded clocks are hanging on the frame, and over 83,850 pieces of jewelry, among them 5,448 diamond and 2,317 ruby, sapphire and other precious stones, are said to form part of the pagoda.