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Bago, Myanmar
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

+ Just as impressive as the Yangon Shwedagon Paya, this one is quiet, much less crowded, more colourful and has many trees to shelter from the sun.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The second biggests Pagoda in Myanmar, but it lacks the majesty of Shwedagon in Yangon. But therefore, there are much less people here. The intersting part was the ancient fallen pagoda top, which is still visible.

Thank paukie
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful golden Pagoda situated in Bago ..2 hours drive from Yangoon. Good to have a guide to tell the history of this Pagoda. From the brief picture hang on the wall about this Pagoda was actually built and by a king who went to India...More

1  Thank Lucas G
Reviewed 17 September 2017

It's obviously not the same as the Shwedagon Pagoda (though higher), this one is not to miss on any trip to Bago. It's generally not as crowded as some of the more famous pagoda in Yangon and thus easier to appreciate the intricate details. Worth...More

Thank mbaas
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Visited as part of a moto-taxi tour. Really great to see, worth a visit. Nice (albeit touristy) little market around the Buddha. Interesting posters explaining the story of Buddha.

Thank Luckytravelblog
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Definitely a place worth visiting in Bago. It is simply massive. Also a little market at the front of the temple to buy some local goods as well. Remember to tip the person 'looking after your shoes'. Remember to respect those there to actually pray...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Bago was worth every day trip while you're in Yangon for a few days. Go!!! It's only 1.5-2hr drive one way. The giant Buddhas everywhere is more fascinating than the pagodas in Yangon with a zoo-like tourist/locals-trapped atmosphere, not in Bago. This paya is huge...More

3  Thank Yen K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

... what could. This stupa is higher than the Shwedagon, it's been rebuilt and added to so many times. Bago is a good town to visit.

Thank Veronica014
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We decided to visit Bago after one day one night trip to Golden Rock. After arriving by public bus to Bago we took tuk tuk to see Shwemawdaw Paya. This temple is even higher than Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon but it is so nice as...More

1  Thank copernici
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very impressive temple, with its very large stupa. But it is certainly not as clean, nor as well maintained as others that we have visited.

Thank Andrew D
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