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We are told that no visit to Myanmar is complete without a trip to Shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon is considered the holiest pagoda in a country full of religious shrines. The Shwedagon Pagoda is located in the heart of Yangon. The golden stupa of Shwedagon, the pagoda with the holy hair of Buddha, has dominated the landscape of Rangoon for centuries. Shwedagon' s origins are lost in antiquity, its age is unknown.

Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda (Rangoon)

They can get any kind of kitchen in Canangon. Nowadays there are many five stars hostels and local dining establishments for a charge sharathon, pulledman, pan pacifica, nonotel. You can eat about $25-30 in a five-star restaurant - otherwise it wouldn't take more than $4-5. Also you have grocery stores like kfc, etc. in Jangon.

What is the Shwedagon Pagoda?

Shimmering Shwedagon Gold Pagoda is the holiest place in all of Myanmar and a must for any tourist who plans a journey to this up-and-coming South East Asia target. Situated in the middle of the Yangon metropolis, the gold towers can be seen from all over the town, so you can hardly miss them!

Most Irrawaddy river cruises provide an outing to the Shwedagon Pagoda, but it is also quite simple to go there on your own. Is the Shwedagon Pagoda? Aka Shwe Dagon Pagoda or Shwedagon Paya, this is one of the oldest and most famous Buddha shrines in the canal.

This is a pavilion lined with several hundred sheets of golden plate containing a combined 27 tonnes of fine gilded leaves and a thousand crusted, shiny gems. There is also a visitors' center (open from 8 am to 9 pm), flowers and bookshops, teashops and souvenir stores on the premises, so it is simple to stay on the premises for at least a few of these.

Where' s the Shwedagon Pagoda? Dominating the Yangon ski area, the Shwedagon Pagoda is easily accessible from the centre, making it a bustling hub for much of cityscape. Our precise location is No.1 Shwedagon Pagoda Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, but practically anyone can take you there or point you in the right directions.

A cab ride to the pit stop can be arranged from anywhere in the town for about $3, or a number 24 coach will stop right in front of the pit stop. A visit at darkness is also an unforgettable event when the whole complex is so illuminated that you can see the gold light from everywhere in the town.

Shwedagon is open all year round and has long opening times, from 4:00 to 22:00, with the last entrance at 21:45. Whereas the marquee is open in the early mornings, the cards are not sold to international guests until 6 am. Like any Myanmar couch potato, the visitor must take off his boots, stockings or footwear before walking on it and make sure that his feet and uppers are overcast.

Perhaps our Myanmar travel guide will help you plan your itinerary.

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