Shwedagon Pagoda is also referred to as the Golden Pagoda and even the Great Dagon Pagoda. It is without a doubt the most famous pagoda in Myanmar and offers rich cultural insights.
The religious importance of the pagoda stems from the fact that it is believed to enshrine relics from four previous Buddhas of the current kalpa. It is believed to have been constructed around the staff of Kakusandha, the device used by Konagamana to filter water, a long thin strip of Kassapa's robe, and a number of strands of hair from Gautama.
Located a mere 15 minute walk away from Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon, the pagoda shines under the natural light of the sun through the day and glows under the thousands of artificial lights by night. It is often crowded with devotees as well as tourists throughout the day. The best time to visit the pagoda would be at sunrise or at sunset when the whole temple is painted in a new radiance.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Yangon Myanmar (Burma)
Monday 04:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 04:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 04:00 - 22:00
Thursday 04:00 - 22:00
Friday 04:00 - 22:00
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