Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
The most stunning pagoda in Yangon is surely the Shwedagon Pagoda. It is over 2,500 years old and is one of the holiest relics in the country, as it apparently enshrines strands of Buddha’s hair. The Buddhist pagoda’s grounds are made up of hundreds of towering stupas and sculptures. In addition to tourists meandering the grounds, the majority of visitors are locals who come here to worship. One of the best spots to photograph the pagoda is from Kandawgyi Park across the lake, where visitors can stand on the wooden bridge and watch as the sun sets over its golden exterior. There is an 8,000 kyat entrance fee into the pagoda.
Shwedagon Pagoda, Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), +95 1 375 767