Visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda Jesse Tam, from the peaceful sky to busy Seattle Tacoma International across the pacific ocean to Myanmar. This is the largest pagoda temple in Yangon. Buddhism came from India to Myanmar 2600 years ago.
The Shwedagon Pagoda, officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda.
The most famous and spectacular sight in Yangon, over 300ft tall and covered in fold, jewels and precious stones. It it one of the most important sites in the Buddhist faith. Non Burmese are not allowed inside the pagoda, there is a lot to see around it. You could spend hours viewing and walking around the outside of the complex.
The weather is hot with crowds and lines during the weekend, so wear a hat when you plan your visit. As a mark of reverence, visitors should dress appropriately and modestly. 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.
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