Located west of the Royal Lake on 114 -acre Singuttara Hill in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for people of the Union of Myanmar. 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. The Pagoda consists hundreds colorful temples, stupas, and statues that reflects the architectural era spanning almost a 2,500 years.
- Festival on the Full Moon Day of the month " Tabaung " ( February- March ) , known as " Tabaung Festival ".
- Myanmar New Year Festival which is also called as " Thin- gyan Festival " in April.
- The Buddha Day Festival; known as " Kasone Festival " in April-May.
- Festival on the beginning day of the Buddhist Lent ; the " Waso Festival " in July.
- Festival on the last day of Buddhist Lent , which is known as " Thadingyut Festival " in October.
- Festival of weaving a robe for Buddha; called as the " Tazaungdaing Festival " in November
Opening Hours : 04:00-22:00hrs
How to get there : Take one of the bus of 87,29, or 12 that will get you there. The Bus Fare will only 200ks.
Available Facilities : Food and various facilities are available.
Donation Boxes : There are donation boxes located around the Pagoda. Thses boxes are labeled for specific purposes such as for gold painting,electricity, and maintenance ,etc.
Entrance Fees : 10,000ks
Dress Code : As a mark of reverence when visiting Shwedagon Pagoda, visitors should dress appropriately and modestly.
Accessibilities : Wheelchair users can enter the pagoda through the Southern Stairway.The Southern Stairway includes the use of two elevators.A limited number of wheelchair are available at the Information Centers.