Visible from almost anywhere in Yangon, this is one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites. The 325 ft zedi, adorned with 27 metric tons of gold leaf and thousands of diamonds and other gems, is believed to enshrine eight hairs of the Gautama Buddha as well as the relics of three former Buddhas. Four long, graceful entrance stairways lead to the main terrace, which, depending on the time of day you visit, can be quiet and contemplative or bustling. If you prefer quiet and reflective, then visit in the cool of dawn. Otherwise, pay respect when the golden stupa flames crimson and burnt orange in the setting sun.
How to get there :
Shwedagon Pagoda is located 4 km away from The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon. There are a variety of ways to reach Shwedagon Pagoda by public transport. Additionally, you can get a taxi there for about 2,000 kyats. Please contact our concierge for directions to Shwedagon Pagoda.
How long it takes :
It takes approximately 15-20 minutes from the hotel.
How long to spend there :
We recommend spending approximately an hour there to experience one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites.
Direct to Concierge :
For further information, please contact our concierge desk.