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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good52%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“camera fee” (13 reviews)
“worth a visit” (8 reviews)
“day trip” (7 reviews)
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Bago, Myanmar
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"camera fee"
in 13 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"day trip"
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"beautiful pagoda"
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"impressive site"
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"dress code"
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"pagoda area"
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"worth seeing"
in 2 reviews
"sacred site"
in 2 reviews
"golden rock"
in 5 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"local guide"
in 4 reviews
"cultural heritage"
in 2 reviews
"first stop"
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"reclining buddha"
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"taller"
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"earthquake"
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I see people here in reviews misled saying it's the 2nd tallest after Shwedagon in Yangon, but that's NOT true. Bago's Shwemawdaw is the highest one with it's 114 met, 15 more than the most famous one in Yangon. Our tour guide told us and...More

Thank B1714D
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

If all Golden Pagodas look the same to you, maybe Indochina beyond zoned-off places like Khaosan Road isn't for you; and all the better for those for who it is. (But far should it be for me to judge. :) _/|\_ ) Shwemadaw is a...More

Thank Aethelred
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Really beautiful not as busy as the shwedagon in Yangon but nonetheless very impressive It might get very hot and there is almost a no place to hide from the sun

Thank GulabJa
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

At about 380 feet high, this is visible from most of bago. In the 17 th century an earthquake struck and the top umbrella fell to the ground but did not shatter and thus is a shrine to the un breakable spirit. Just be aware...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

+ Just as impressive as the Yangon Shwedagon Paya, this one is quiet, much less crowded, more colourful and has many trees to shelter from the sun.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The second biggests Pagoda in Myanmar, but it lacks the majesty of Shwedagon in Yangon. But therefore, there are much less people here. The intersting part was the ancient fallen pagoda top, which is still visible.

Thank paukie
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful golden Pagoda situated in Bago ..2 hours drive from Yangoon. Good to have a guide to tell the history of this Pagoda. From the brief picture hang on the wall about this Pagoda was actually built and by a king who went to India...More

1  Thank Lucas G
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

It's obviously not the same as the Shwedagon Pagoda (though higher), this one is not to miss on any trip to Bago. It's generally not as crowded as some of the more famous pagoda in Yangon and thus easier to appreciate the intricate details. Worth...More

Thank mbaas
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Visited as part of a moto-taxi tour. Really great to see, worth a visit. Nice (albeit touristy) little market around the Buddha. Interesting posters explaining the story of Buddha.

Thank Luckytravelblog
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Definitely a place worth visiting in Bago. It is simply massive. Also a little market at the front of the temple to buy some local goods as well. Remember to tip the person 'looking after your shoes'. Remember to respect those there to actually pray...More

Thank Philip B
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