Shwedagon Pagoda

Local nameShwedagon Pagoda
LocationDagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar

The Shwedagon Pagoda; Mon: ကျာ်ဒဂုၚ်; officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda is a gilded stupa located in Yangon, Myanmar.

The Shwedagon is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa. These relics include the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of Gautama.Built on the 51-metre high Singuttara Hill, the 112 m tall pagoda FBstands 170 m above sea level, and dominates the Yangon skyline. Yangon's zoning regulations, which cap the maximum height of buildings to 127 metres above sea level, ensure the Shwedagon's prominence in the city's skyline.

Tags Place of WorshipHistoric BuildingPagodaBuddhistWheelchair AccessibleMonument
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Opening hours

Daily: 4 am - 10 pm
(Last admission 15 minutes before closing.)


General admission: $8 / 10.000 Kyat

More information and contact


Official Website

More information


Phone +95 01 855 1012

Address Dagon, Yangon, Myanmar

Coordinates 16°47'55.157" N 96°8'58.369" E

Tours and activities: Shwedagon Pagoda

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Tradition and Culture Small Group Tour in Yagon

from 51 USD

Shwedagon Pagoda Walking Tour

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