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Shwemawdaw Paya

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Address: Bago, Myanmar
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US$125.00*
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Bago Hantharwaddy Kingdom and Ancient Pagodas Private Tour from Yangon
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Bago Full Day Tour from Yangon

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This pagoda is also worth visit! Very big and this is the tallest pagoda in Myanmar. We made a wish and left the joss stick at the old collapsed pagoda, very interesting thing to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark E
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Bangkok, Thailand
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you've toured Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon, it becomes difficult for any Pagoda of this size and frequentstion to leave a truly memorable experience, at least for the layman that I am. This one did not rise up to the challenge. Also deisappinting was the complete lack of any peaceful or quiet corners to sit, relax by watch. We visited... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tallest pagoda in Myanmar and i preferred Shwemawdaw instead of Shwedagon, eventhough it was less impressive. Your entrance fee allows you to access multiple attractions in Bago, so keep your tickets. The same applies for their "camera fee" which was at 300 kyat (keep your "camera receipt" too!). I found Shwemawdaw to be a bit more serene and rustic,... More 

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Thank yosoyken
Bangkok, Thailand
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pagoda is also worth visit! Very big and this is the tallest pagoda in Myanmar. We made a wish and left the joss stick at the old collapsed pagoda, very interesting thing to do!

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Thank Mark E
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This massive structure is considered to be sacred site containing two holy hair relics of Buddha. It suffered in past due to earth quakes and rebuilt several times.The pyramid shaped Pagoda, gold coated, stands at 370 ft high is taller than Shwedagon of Yangon and a huge section of toppled top can be seen at the northeast corner in the... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the first stop in the Bago Ancient Hanthawaddy Cultural Heritage Zone to purchase your 10,000 Khat (approx USD 10.00) foreigners ticket, keep the ticket handy as you will be asked to produce at each stop. There is also a small fee for cameras, which is on a rubberband and wear on your wrist (you will be... More 

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Parma, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome, you can visit this place and see monks' lessons if you're lucky. It's amazing get into their everyday life, where they cook, they pray, they eat. A local guide is suggested

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you have seen Shwedagon in Yangon first no other can compete, even though Shemawdaw Paya is absolutely worth a visit and it's one of the famous pagodas in the country and still charming and a landmark in Bago.

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Thank TerjeHoegberg
Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is so charming. You can feel this starting from the first step, and it get even more when you see the gigantic golden pagoda right in front of you. The best part is when you see all the believers here and there doing chanting and meditation. This is really something that you must see with you eyes and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I did a one day trip from Yangon and arrived Shwemadaw around 9.30am so the weather was quite nice and not too crowded. We bought a ticket for visiting 4 historical places in Bago. Recommend to wear flipflops and bring a lot of babywipes because you have to take your shoes off almost everywhere.

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Thank Ladymook
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

That's is highest pagoda in Myanmar, about 10 feet higher than Shwe Dagon, but not really impressive like Shwe Dagon, but you should not miss when you visit to Baga as it's the land mark pagoda but try to visit around 3pm otherwise it's too hot on the platform

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