There is a saying that a trip to Myanmar will not be completed without visiting to Shwedagon Pagoda. Over 2500 years old which enshrines strands of Buddha’s hair and other holy relics. Located west of the Royal Lake on 114 -acre Singuttara Hill in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the people of Myanmar. From a humble beginning of 8.2 meters, the Shwedagon Pagoda today stands close to 110 meters. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond. It is one of the wonders of the religious world. The Shwedagon Pagoda consists hundreds colorful temples, stupas, and statues that reflects the architectural era spanning over a 2,500 years. To understand this monumental work of art and architecture, visitors will experience an insider’s view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism to the lives of the Myanmar people. Open from 4:00 am to 10:00 pm every day. Admission fee – US$ 8. Dress code: no shorts, shoes and socks to take off before entering the pagoda.
Address : Bahan Township