Myanmar

Magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

tour highlights

  • Explore Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments
  • Get a chance to interact with faithful locals and monks
  • Admire the intricate artwork of the pagoda
  • Discover the pagoda's rich history and daily rituals

tour details

Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, rises majestically from Singuttara Hill in the city of Yangon, casting its golden gleam over the capital. Starting from the Eastern entrance of Shwedagon Pagoda, you’ll walk through the small shops where monk accessories, Buddha statues, and flowers are sold. You’ll learn about the daily life of the people who reside in the surroundings and gain a deeper insight into the Buddhist religion as you provide offerings to the monks. Then, walk along the pagoda platform clockwise, as is tradition. During this interactive walking tour of the pagoda, you’ll explore walkways and hidden gems that are unknown to most visitors. Continue through the back door of Shwedagon Pagoda to discover more of its fascinating history.

tour description

Pick up from your hotel and drive to the eastern side of Shwedagon at the Bahan Market. Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments in the world rises majestically over Singuttara Hill to the city Yangon, casting its golden gleam over the low-lying capital. This 2,500-years old structure, which contains the relics of four Buddhas, is the guardian temple of Yangon and the most sacred site for the people of Myanmar. Start to walk from there through the small shops where monk accessories, Buddha statues, flowers etc. are sold. The entrance is always very busy with sellers and local pilgrims. You'll learn about the daily life of the local people who reside in the immediate surroundings and gain a deeper insight into the Buddhist religion as you provide offerings to the monks.
Then, walk up the staircase where many vendors sell artefacts for peoples own shrine at home. Continue to walk along the pagoda platform clockwise, as is tradition, around the main Pagoda. During this interactive walking tour of the pagoda, explore walkways and hidden gems that are unknown to most visitors. Stopping in one of the pavilions to prayer, you might get a chance to meet a Buddhist monk and talk about Buddhism and meditation or simply contemplate. Continue through the back door of Shwedagon Pagoda and discover its fascinating history. As you walk the magnificent grounds and interior and even you can visit a local fortune-teller and learn about the ancient spiritual beliefs. Walk down from the southern stairway where your car will be waiting for you to return to your hotel.

includes

  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local tour guide (other language guides are available on request)
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour

excludes

  • Meals

notes

Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.

Important note:
  • Shoes and socks must be removed while walking around the Pagoda.
  • Avoid wearing clothes that show too much of your skin.


Tour code: EXYHMSPB

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