Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred temple in all of Myanmar and a popular pilgrimage for Buddhists. Legend has it that this golden pagoda and complex was built more than 2,500 years ago, making it the oldest Buddhist temple in the world.
The best time to visit Shwedagon Pagoda is at sunset when it takes on a magical glow and is a bit cooler. Foreigner Entrance Fee: 8,000 Kyat and additional video and camera fees may apply. Though this site can be visited without a guide, hiring a tour guide will make the visit much more interesting. A guide will be able to explain the various images and religious items. We recommend the Khiri Shwedagon Spiritual Tour, Tel: 01 373 638, E-mail: [email protected], Website: www.khiri.com. The tour costs $25 USD and includes entrance fees, meals, and a guide.