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4 Must-See Temples in Yangon

4 Must-See Temples in Yangon

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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Private Full-Day Yangon Culture and Temples Tour With Shwedagon Pagoda

Private Full-Day Yangon Culture and Temples Tour With Shwedagon Pagoda

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Discover Yangon's top sights with your own private guide on a full-day tour that highlights the culture and history of Myanmar's former capital. Visit attractions including Sule Pagoda, Mahabandoola Park, City Hall, Botataung Pagoda, Kandawgyi Lake, and Chaukhtatgyi Temple. Browse the vendors at Bogyoke (Scott) Market, see colonial buildings constructed during British rule, and watch the sunset near Shwedagon Pagoda. Includes private guide and transportaton, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon Evening Tour

Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon Evening Tour

Experience Shwedagon Padoga at night on a guided evening tour that explores Myanmar’s most iconic religious site. Watch candles flickering at intricate shrines as you stroll the circular walkway around the pagoda, and pause to visit one of the pagoda’s traditional fortune tellers. With an expert guide to help you interpret the deeply symbolic art and architecture in Shwedagon Pagoda, you’ll get an insider's perspective on a the magnificent landmark.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
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$56.00
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