Shwedagon Pagoda (Shwedagon Paya) Tours

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In a country full of religious shrines, Shwedagon Pagoda is considered the most sacred. Its golden steeple rises high above Yangon’s skyline and relics of previous Buddhas, including a water filter, staff, hairs and a piece of robe, are all kept safe within its structure’s walls. Historians say the pagoda was built between the 6th and 10th centuries and since then numerous dignitaries, religious figures and political powerhouses, including Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama, have passed through its halls.

Visitors must remove their shoes before going into any of the four main entrances. Travelers will likely pass by religious pilgrims as they ascend the stairs, making an offering of candles, flowers, flags and fruit—an act known as dana—meant to pay homage to Buddha. Visitors should be sure to check out the pagoda’s stupa, which is encrusted with more than 4,500 diamonds, including one that is 72 carats.

Practical Info

The pagoda is open daily from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. The entrance fee is US$5. It is located west of the Royal Lake on Singuttara Hill.
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Address: Shwedagon Pagoda, Dagon, Yangon, Myanmar
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Hours: 4am-10pm
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Admission: US$5
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8-Night Myanmar Private Tour with Flights from Yangon

Discover Myanmar’s most remarkable places on an 8-night private tour that explores culture, history, and nature. With a private guide at each destination, you’ll catch sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, see the ancient temples at Bagan, tour the onetime royal capital of Mandalay, cruise Inle Lake, and more, flying between destinations to make the most of your time. This 8-night Myanmar tour includes accommodations, breakfast, private tours and transfers, and entrance fees, and it’s the perfect introduction to this spectacular country.
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Tradition and Culture Small-Group Tour in Yangon, Including Shwedagon Pagoda Visit

Discover Yangon on a 4-hour, small group city tour through the onetime capital of British Burma. Explore a residential neighborhood and walk along the shores of Kandawgyi Lake. Pause for refreshments at a local teahouse then visit Yangon’s most iconic landmark, Shwedagon Pagoda; take in the gleaming dome that dominates the city skyline, light a candle at a gilded shrine and enjoy the hushed and tranquil atmosphere of a renowned Buddhist temple.
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Half Day Yangon City Tour

If you’ve got limited time in Yangon then opt for a half-day tour that provides a comprehensive city overview, even if you’re short on days in Myanmar. Receive personalised attention in a small group limited to 10; choose from a morning or afternoon departure time to suit your schedule; and travel between dispersed attractions such as the Shwedagon Pagoda and St. Mary's Cathedral in air-conditioned comfort.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Shwedagon Pagoda Walking Tour

The Shwedagon Pagoda (Shwedagon Paya) is one of Myanmar’s most recognizable landmarks. Ensure you get the best experience of the temple on a walking tour that offers an intimate glimpse into the history and religious significance of the golden pagoda. A small group limited to 15 people ensures personalized attention from a guide, while included breakfast and lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off make for a stress-free experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Day-Tour: Highlights of Yangon

Experience Yangon highlights, from colonial-era buildings to sunset at Schwedagon Pagoda, on a full-day, private tour that’s a personalized introduction to Myanmar’s biggest city. Since the tour uses public transit you’ll learn to navigate the city like a local—without the ‘bubble’ of a private car—and it’s a great way for first time visitors to get oriented in Yangon.
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3-Day Best of Yangon Private Tour with Evening Shwedagon Pagoda Visit

Explore the best of Yangon on a 3-day private tour with accommodations, and experience an unforgettable evening visit to Shwedagon Pagoda. Begin and end this trip at the Yangon airport, then explore the city’s gilded temples, night markets and colonial architecture. Watch monks offer devotions at sacred shrines, sample local cuisine in roadside teashops and learn your future from a traditional fortuneteller. Enjoy free time to explore Yangon on your own, then follow your guide on a walking tour through back streets and atmospheric neighborhoods with crumbling, colonial-era architecture.
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Learn About Arts and Crafts of Yangon

This leisurely Yangon tour introduces you to the local arts and crafts scene. With a guide, watch artists at work as they sculpt or paint, visit galleries, and hear about ‘nibbana goods.’ You’ll walk past a lively fruit market and through a neighborhood where you can see a bit of daily life in Yangon before visiting a tea shop for a tasting. Finish up at Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the city’s—and the country’s—most famous landmarks.
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Private Day-Tour: Art and Culture in Yangon

Delve inside Myanmar’s art scene on a fascinating gallery tour. Visit a selection of galleries, some of which are hidden away on side streets or in colonial buildings, and discover the variety of styles used in contemporary art. You'll also be able to explore the many diverse and fascinating sites of Yangon, making this a well-rounded experience.
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9-Night Best of Myanmar Private Tour: Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake

Experience Myanmar’s most iconic cities on a 9-night grand tour of Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake by bus and air, with a private guide in each destination. Explore Shwedagon Pagoda and Yangon’s crumbling colonial architecture; cruise the Irrawaddy river from Mandalay and visit a weaving village and monastery. Navigate dusty paths between the thousands of temples and shrines that speckle the stunning Bagan plain, then fly to Inle Lake and board a boat through ruined waterside pagodas, floating gardens and thriving stilt villages.
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