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Attractions to explore near Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon PagodaShwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

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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.

Nearby Attractions

Martyrs' Mausoleum
Martyrs' Mausoleum0.51 KMs away 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 Monastery0.94 KMs away 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 Zoo1.07 KMs away 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 Park1.11 KMs away 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 Yangon1.29 KMs away 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 Club1.43 KMs away 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.

Bogyoke Aung San Museum
Bogyoke Aung San Museum1.60 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

The Bogyoke Aung San Museum is a museum dedicated to General Aung San, the founder of modern Myanmar. The Museum exhibits things that are used by Bogyoke Aung San such as furniture, dresses, books, car, and his family photos.

Kandawgyi Lake
Kandawgyi Lake1.73 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

Kandawgyi Lake or also called as Royal Lake is one of the most beautiful attractions of Yangon. The lake was built to provide a clean water supply for the British colonial government at the time.

Ngar Htat Gyi Pagoda
Ngar Htat Gyi Pagoda1.79 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

The Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda in Yangon is known for its 46-foot-tall sitting Buddha statue. The Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda was constructed in 1900, next to the Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha.

Karaweik Palace
Karaweik Palace2.05 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

Karaweik or Karaweik Hall is a palace on the eastern shore of Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon, Burma.

Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral Yangon
Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral Yangon2.08 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

Holy Trinity Cathedral is the primary Anglican cathedral in Myanmar. The cathedral has historically strong connections with the British military regiments during the British ruling era.

Bogyoke Aung San Market
Bogyoke Aung San Market2.10 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

Bogyoke Aung San Market is known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. It is a major tourist destination in Myanmar, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewelry shops, art galleries, and clothing stores.

Chauk Htat Kyi Pagoda
Chauk Htat Kyi Pagoda2.13 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

It houses one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in the country.

Sri Kaali Amman Tamil Temple
Sri Kaali Amman Tamil Temple2.39 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

This temple is famous for its colorful architecture and carved roofs that depict portraits and images of many Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Shri Kali Temple was constructed in 1871 with amazing architecture.

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue2.71 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is the last remaining Jewish house of worship in Downtown Yangon and Burma's only synagogue.

St. Mary's Cathedral Yangon
St. Mary's Cathedral Yangon2.72 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

It is the largest cathedral in Burma and was designed by Dutch architect Joseph Cuypers, son of Pierre Cuypers.

Sule Pagoda
Sule Pagoda2.82 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

The Sule Pagoda is located in the center of downtown Yangon and is part of the city’s economic and public life.

Kheng Hock Keong
Kheng Hock Keong2.86 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

The Kheng Hock Keong is the largest Chinese temple in Yangon. The temple attracts mostly Hokkien and Hakka worshipers.

Mahabandula Park
Mahabandula Park2.99 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

The Maha Bandula Park or Maha Bandula Garden is a public park, located in downtown Yangon. The park is named after General Maha Bandula who fought against the British in the First Anglo-Burmese War.

The Secretariat
The Secretariat3.15 KMs away from Shwedagon Pagoda

The Victorian-style building is made from red and yellow brick and constructed in a U-shape. This is the spot where Aung San and six cabinet ministers were assassinated by a gang of armed paramilitaries.