Is there a fee? How did you get there? Is it good to have a guide for information?
There is no fee but there are women who "watch" your shoes while you are inside and you can give them a tip if you like. First time I went I had a guide which I found helpful, went back by myself just to sit and soak it up and also enjoyed that.
Places like this it is always better to have a guide .
As such ii did not have to care about fee or how to get there
No fee. You do not need a guide. You cannot wear shoes or socks inside so plan to carry them (in a bag) or exit the same place you enter. Taxis tend to cue on the west entrance.
1) no need to pay to get in
2) we walked there (not recommended). No shortage of unofficial taxi drivers around town offering to take you places. We actually road back in the back of a pick-up. If you have a guuiide for a day or part of one, they will arrange transport for you, and charge you for it.
3) no guide needed. Read the explanation near the entrance to know what it is and why it is there. Then step inside and marvel. Like all wonders, it tells its own story.
Hi there, no fee as others have said. We hired a scooter, it was too far from our hotel, (Home Hotel) to bike. I was a bit nervous on the scooter, but it was easy. $15 USD for the day from the hotel (cheaper outside of course!). There were parking fees on the scooter, but only about 200 kyat. We don't like taking a guide as we like doing our own exploring. We google/TA/Lonely Planet it before or after. We use guides for big places - Angkor Wat for example. I personally don't think you need a guide at this pagoda, depends on what kind of traveler you are!
There is no entry fee for Kuthodaw Pagoda, but there are many flower, postcards & souvenir sellers around, who are very persistent and will keep following you until you buy something. It is one of the most significant landmarks in Mandalay, so getting there is not a problem - hiring a taxi is perhaps the easiest option. Guide is not necessary if you read about the place (online, books, travelogues etc.) prior to the visit.
There is no fee. I combined the visit with the Royal Palace and Mandalay Hill and did all three very easily by bicycle. Bicycles are available for hire from most hotels and is a relaxing way to visit the sites that side of the city. Most of the cycling can be done off road.
I had a local guide which helped a great deal. I also booked a driver through him during my stay. Together, per day they cost $75, well worth the money. I can't remember if there was a small fee as my guide took care of all of that.
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