Opening Hours

Opening Hours: 04:00 - 22:00 hrs, except on the following days that Shwedagon Pagoda is open 24 hours:

1.Waxing Day of Tabaung – the day before full moon day of the Myanmar Lunar month Tabaung (around March) and

2.Waxing Day of Wakhaung – the day before full moon day of the Myanmar Lunar month Wakhaung (around June which is the beginning of the Buddhist Lent)

Shwedagon Pagoda is open daily. Last admission is at 21:45 hrs.

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Getting There

There are a variety of ways to reach Shwedagon Pagoda by public transportation.

Please contact your hotel concierge for taxi and bus directions to Shwedagon Pagoda.

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Visitor Center

Open: 08:00 - 21:00 hrs.

Location: TBC

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Available Facilities

Various facilities are available when visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda. Food and concession services are available.

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Exhibits

Shwedagon Pagoda Exhibit: The Shwedagon Pagoda is more than a place of worship. It is a custodian for Myanmar art, history and architecture.
This exhibit, available to visitors depicts its biography. It is a tribute to those who built it, to the Buddhism principles it represents, and to the hopes it inspires.
The Shwedagon Pagoda exhibit, located on the main platform, traces the history and symbolism of the Shwedagon Pagoda through photographs.

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Donation Boxes

There are donation boxes located around Shwedagon Pagoda to spontaneously attract cash and coins.
These donation boxes are labeled for specific purposes such as for gold plating, electricity, water and maintenance, among others.
For donations with receipts to be made under your name or family name, please contact the Board of Trustees Office.

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Entrance Fee

Fee $8.00

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Dress Code

As a mark of reverence when visiting Shwedagon Pagoda, visitors should dress appropriately and modestly.
Please follow the dress code - wear trousers or at least knee length shorts or skirt; t-shirts with elbow length sleeves are also expected and you are expected to be barefooted when entering Shwedagon Pagoda.
If you are unsure as to the correct dress code, just err on the side of conservative dress and no-one will be offended.

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Area Map

Map of Yangon including Shwedagon Pagoda

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Weather and Climate

Temperatures in the Yangon metropolitan area average 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer.
Visitors are advised to drink plenty of fluids and wear light clothing if they plan to visit during the summer months.
The Monsoon season in Myanmar is fairly wet with temperatures ranging from the mid 80s to mid 90s.

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Accessibility

The main platform of Shwedagon Pagoda, its Information Centers, and concessions are wheelchair accessible.
Those requiring the use of a wheelchair can enter the pagoda through the Southern Stairway.
The Southern Stairway includes the use of two elevators. For assistance, please contact the Board of Trustees Office.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available at the Information Centers (on a first-come, first-served basis).

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No visit to the Union of Myanmar is complete without a visit to the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, which enshrines strands of Buddha's hair and other holy relics. Located west of the Royal Lake on 114 -acre Singuttara Hill in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the people of the Union of Myanmar. From a humble beginning of 8.2 meters, the Shwedagon Pagoda today stands close to 110 meters. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond. It is clearly one of the wonders of the religious world. Shwedagon Pagoda is a repository of the best in Myanmar heritage – architecture, sculpture and arts. The Shwedagon Pagoda consists hundreds colorful temples, stupas, and statues that reflects the architectural era spanning almost a 2,500 years. To understand this monumental work of art and architecture, visitors will experience an insider's view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism to the lives of the Myanmar people. Shwedagon Pagoda forms the focus of religious as well as community activities – the bustling of devotees and monks washing the statues, offering flowers, worshiping, and meditating. Shwedagon Pagoda is administered by the Board of Trustees of Shwedagon Pagoda.