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Top Temples in Yangon

By Viator, May 2018

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The former capital of Myanmar is a mecca for travelers who want to explore Buddhist culture, visit ancient temples, and tour world-class pagodas. Here are a few religious sights in Yangon you shouldn’t miss.

Shwedagon Pagoda
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is known for its 325-foot-high (99-meter-high) zedi, or stupa, covered in 27 metric tons of gold leaf, as well as diamonds and precious gems. All the trappings are meant to honor the eight hairs of the Gautama Buddha believed to be enshrined within.

Sule Pagoda 
It’s hard to miss the Sule Pagoda—the 2,000-year-old temple sits in the center of a traffic circle. The 151-foot-high (46-meter-high) gold zedi is believed to be older than Shwedagon Pagoda.

Chaukhtatgyi Temple
The main attraction at this temple is the 215-foot-high (66-meter-high) statue of the reclining Buddha—one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. The temple also houses 108 etched depictions of the noble characteristics that the Buddha embodied.

Botataung Pagoda
Situated on the Yangon riverfront, Botataung Pagoda doesn’t attract the crowds of the more famous religious sights, but it has one notable feature: a gilded zigzag corridor that winds around the interior of the pagoda’s 131-foot-high (40-meter-high) zedi. Local legend says the stupa was built 2,500 years ago by the Mon people.

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Yangon City Sightseeing Tour, Yangon, null
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Yangon City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Explore Yangon, the former capital city of Myanmar (Burma), on a full-day sightseeing tour! Led by a professional guide, you’ll gain insight into the life of ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.66
Private Full-Day Yangon City Tour with Transfer, Yangon, City Tours
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Private Full-Day Yangon City Tour with Transfer

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Discover the best of Yangon with this private full-day city tour from Yangon City or the Yangon airport. Wander the Sule, Chaukhtatgyi and Shwedagone pagodas ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Tradition and Culture Small Group Tour in Yangon Including Shwedagon Pagoda Visit, Yangon, City ... 
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Tradition and Culture Small Group Tour in Yangon Including Shwedagon Pagoda Visit

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This half-day Yangon tour with a knowledgeable guide immerses you in the local life of Myanmar (Burma), which has a fascinating history infused with rich ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.00
Private Full-Day Yangon Tour Including Circular Train Ticket and Lunch, Yangon, City Tours
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Private Full-Day Yangon Tour Including Circular Train Ticket and Lunch

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Join this private tour with your professional English speaking guide and discover the former British Colonial City Yangon (Rangoon). Enjoy the exciting ride of ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.00
3-Hour Private Yangon Heritage Walking Tour, Yangon, City Tours
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3-Hour Private Yangon Heritage Walking Tour

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This 3 hours private walking tour designed for small group of maximum 8 people leading by an experienced English-speaking guide. This walking tour focuses on ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.00
Private Full-Day Yangon Culture and Temples Tour With Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, City Tours
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Private Full-Day Yangon Culture and Temples Tour With Shwedagon Pagoda

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Discover Yangon city landmarks and temples with our professional private guide during your holiday in Myanmar. Check out the colonial buildings and take ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon Evening Tour, Yangon, Full-day Tours
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Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon Evening Tour

Where: YANGON ‘Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.60
Yangon Morning Walks, Yangon, Night Tours
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Yangon Morning Walks

Yangon Walks are a great way to see a bit more of the city, particularly aspects of its’ architecture, culture and history than one might normally overlook. Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

From USD $10.00
Inle: Full Day Bike and Longboat Ride Tour Including Lunch in Local Restaurant, Yangon, City Tours
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Inle: Full Day Bike and Longboat Ride Tour Including Lunch in Local Restaurant

Your usual bike rides will pale in comparison to this sublime cycle through rice paddies, lush jungle, and bustling Shan villages. And let your in-the-know ...  Read more

Location: Inle, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Half-Day Amazing Yangon Tour Including Circular Train Ride, Yangon, City Tours
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Half-Day Amazing Yangon Tour Including Circular Train Ride

This half day tour of downtown Yangon will give you a great opportunity to discover the charming city in an absolutely different way. Enjoy visiting some ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00

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