Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon Myanmar -The Biggest and Grandest Pagoda of Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda or Paya is the biggest and the grandest Pagoda in Myanmar.The pagoda is one of the main tourist destinations in Myanmar.The Shwedagon Pagoda is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment. Here is some fact about the Biggest and Grandest Pagoda Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon Myanmar.


Location:  Yangon ,Myanmar
Built in: about 2500 years ago
Rebuilt: 1769
Built by: Mon people
Dedicated to: Lord Buddha
Entry: foreigners $8,
Photography: Allow
Significance: One of the  Biggest and Grandest Pagoda
Timing: 24 hours open
Visiting timing: 2 hours
Best time to visit: Feb to March
Phone: +95 9 534 3782
Nearest Airport: Yangon International Airport
More Information visit official Website: Click Here
 
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Shwedagon Pagoda is located at Yangon Myanmar. The pagoda is one of the main tourist destinations in Myanmar.Shwedagon Pagoda was 2500 years old, over the years it has been destroyed by earthquakes and had its treasures pillaged many times, only to be rebuilt; the structure has existed in its current form since 1769.The Shwedagon Pagoda is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment.Originally, the pagoda was only 8.2 meters high but now, it stands close to 110 meters. Covered with hundreds of gold plates with the top encrusted with 4531 diamonds, the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond, the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is clearly one of the wonders of the religious world and one of the best treasures of architecture, sculpture and arts.

The Shwedagon Pagoda consists of hundreds colorful temples, stupas, and statues reflecting the architectural era spanning almost 2,500 years. To have an exhaustive look at the golden pagoda, visitors will experience an insider’s view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism to the lives of the Myanmar people.

Other Tourist Attractions around Shwedagon Pagoda

Shri Kali Hindu temple
Moseah Yeshua synagogue
St John the Baptist Armenian Apostolic church

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Google Map of  Shwedagon Pagoda

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