Inside Burma Tours

Shwedagon Pagoda

The magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda is a highlight of any visit to Yangon.

Shwedagon Pagoda is Burma most beloved religious landmark. Standing at 99 metres tall and covered from top to toe in gold leaf, Shwedagon's glittering stupa can be seen shining in the sun for miles.  Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, the local legend states that the original structure has stood watch over Yangon for over 2,500 years, making it the oldest Buddhist pagoda in the world. Whether the legend is true or not, Shwedagon is the most revered and respected religious monument in Burma, and has been astonishing foreign travellers for hundreds of years.

In the evening the local people come to pray and socialise with friends and family, making this a perfect chance to understand more of the Burmese people.

Shwedagon Pagoda

located in Yangon

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Interested in this Experience? It is included in this tour:

  • Discover the flavours, aromas and incredible variety of Burmese cuisine on a culinary journey through the country from the tea houses of Yangon to vineyards of Inle Lake, and everything in-between!

    Flavours of Myanmar

    From the exotic to the sublime, follow a culinary trail through Burma from the colonial streets of Yangon to the hidden restaurants of Bagan, taking in its iconic sites and satisfying the stomach along the way. Learn the secrets behind traditional Burmese cuisine with local chefs and village communities, sampling everything from fine dining cuisine to local street food, feasting on sweet and savoury delights at every turn.

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    Discover the flavours, aromas and incredible variety of Burmese cuisine on a culinary journey through the country from the tea houses of Yangon to vineyards of Inle Lake, and everything in-between!

Other suggested Art & Architecture

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    The ruins of Kyauk Se and Paleik

    Outside Mandalay are two incredible architectural sites: Kyauk Se, home to the Shinpin Tamoke Shwegu, and the vine-shrouded temples of Paleik.

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  • The Kakku Stupas

    The Kakku Stupas

    Not far from Inle Lake, amongst the rolling hills of Shan State, is the little-visited but impressive Kakku.

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  • Bagan's pagodas & stupas

    Bagan's pagodas & stupas

    A vast plain scattered with over two thousand ancient Buddhist stupas; Bagan offers one of the most spectacular landscapes in Asia if not the world.

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