Opening Hours: 04:00 - 22:00 hrs
About the Shwedagon Pagoda
The Shwedagon Pagoda is known as the most sacred and the largest Pagoda in Myanmar. Locals believe that it contains the relics of four Buddhas and a sacred strand of hair of the last Buddha. Resisting several natural disasters and pillages, the current structure has stood erect since 1769.
This glistening marvel of Burmese architecture is plated with 21,841 solid gold bars with an encrusting of diamonds, rubies and sapphires.
Location of the Shwedagon Pagoda
The Shwedagon Pagoda is situated north of downtown Yangon on Singuttara Hill. There are four walkways through which you can enter the cool oasis of the shrine. Out of the four, the eastern entrance stands out as the busy entrance. It leads in from the Gyar Tawyar street housing colonial-era architecture while the quieter western entrance leads directly to the serene Theingottara park.
A must see Pagoda
A visit to Myanmar is not complete without at least a stop over at the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar's cradle of religious reverence. This 99 meter Stupa contains relics of four Buddhas.
Entrance Fee of the Shwedagon Pagoda
The entrance fee for a foreigner is 8000 Kiats or $9. Since October 2014
Dress Code at Shwedagon Pagoda
Please wear trousers or at least knee length shorts or skirt; t-shirts with elbow length sleeves are also expected and you are expected to be barefooted when entering Shwedagon Pagoda.