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The most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present era. These relics include the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of Gautama.

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Attractions Near Shwedagon Pagoda

Martyrs' Mausoleum

Martyrs' Mausoleum

0.51km from Shwedagon Pagoda

The mausoleum is dedicated to Aung San and other leaders, who were assassinated on 19 July 1947.

Shwe Kyin Monastery

Shwe Kyin Monastery

0.94km from Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwe Kyin is a monastery in eastern Yangon. The monastery is popular for its old meditation caves, some of which date back to old times.

Yangon Zoo

Yangon Zoo

1.07km from Shwedagon Pagoda

The Yangon Zoo is the oldest and the second largest zoo in Myanmar. The zoo has 145 species of land animals,including 8 endangered species.

People's Square and Park

People's Square and Park

1.11km from Shwedagon Pagoda

The park contains a beautiful fountain with white elephants, Many plants, trees, and flowers can be found in this area.

National Museum Yangon

National Museum Yangon

1.29km from Shwedagon Pagoda

The National Museum of Myanmar is Founded in 1952, and the museum has an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions, and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture, and civilization of Burmese people.

Pegu Club

Pegu Club

1.43km from Shwedagon Pagoda

It was well known because of its signature Pegu Club Cocktail. Pegu Club was a Victorian-style Gentlemen's club founded in 1871 during the British colonization of Burma. The Pegu Club building is now recognized as one of the heritage sites of Yangon.

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Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhasof the present kalpa. These relics include the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of Gautama. built 2500 years ago, is the place to go when in Myanmar. At 325 feet tall, covered in gold plate and encrusted with diamonds and rubies at the top, it’s quite the sight to see. Describing it in words is impossible; you have to see it for yourself. 

It’s quite a large place with lots to see, so allot a minimum of one hour. 
And of course, as everyone is warned, you must take off your shoes and socks; bare feet only. Unfortunately, by the end of your visit, your feet are pretty filthy! Bring wet wipes to clean your feet! 

There are four entrances, and there are a lot of stairs to walk up. But there are also elevators and escalators for people to use. However, you must take off your shoes even while on the escalator, something I don’t recommend! 

Another thing to note is that there are free water refill stations with drinkable water, so if your water bottle is empty, this is your chance to fill up!
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