Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo da Vinci
Majestic as any pagoda, Shwedagon Paya in Yangon, Myanmar is equally detailed inside as it grand from the outside.Visiting the premises gives a sense of tranquility and allows the individual to enjoy the artwork or for some quiet thinking and prayers.
The best time to visit Shwedagon Paya is early morning which allows you to walk around in the cool Yangon breeze or late afternoon closer to sunset to see the magnificent evening sunrays beaming off the golden pagodas.
Dress code: Shwedagon Paya is a religious location so all visitors have to be well-covered. No sleeveless and clothing must be below the knees. Why not try on a longyi? Fits into the dress code and it's cooling in the warm weather in Yangon!
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Opening hours: 4am to 10pm
Ticket prices: US$8 or K8,000