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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Shwezigon Pagoda is included in the four “must-visit” temples for locals visiting Bagan during the pilgrimage season. If you are curious about the other three, two of them are on a mountain. One is on the other side of the river and the other is...More

Thank Tornote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Too many people. If you got make sure you have your Archelogical area ticket . You buy them at the airport for 25,500 Kyat. It is nothing like the main temple in Yangon.

Thank Hawaii-Ina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the 65th temple looks slightly less appealing than the 3rd, this was is worth it. Just scroll around them on the moped !

Thank AKLBelgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beware. We would advise not going unless you have a guide, and enter from the end, DO NOT GO THROUGH THE MARKET ‘HALL’ and carry your shoes with you! We went for a sunset walk to the Pagoda, expecting it to be similar to other...More

Thank MartyJS4
Reviewed 30 June 2018

With all the gold shining in the sun it is quite an impressive sight and my favourite of all the temples in Bagan. To get inside the temple you have to leave your shoes next to the rows of souvenir shops which somehow ruins the...More

Thank Dorsetbruce
Reviewed 12 June 2018

the magnificent beautiful and long historical well preserving of Buddhism monastery. the huge golden shining pagoda can see clearly from far distance. one of the tourism attraction spot to see a beautiful Sun set in Bagan.

Thank Huang W
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

One of the popular temples in Bagan worth visiting!! Get a guided tour who will amaze you of its rich history. Stop by the row of souvenir shops upon exit if you're looking for one but you do have to bargain for the lowest possible...More

Thank Leolwll
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The Shwezigon pagoda is, I think, the only pagoda in Bagan fully covered with gold blocks and painted in shiny gold. All others are in red brick or in sandstone and therefore look older, although the Shwezigon is also from the 11-12 c. It's very...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We are attracted by the stone lions statues outside of this Shwezigion Paya, thus we decided to go in and take a look. This temple design is a bit like That Luang temple in Laos, people are allowed to walk one round of this gilded...More

Thank Jacky84
Reviewed 16 April 2018

One of the busiest sites in Bagan, it is a must see. The pagoda shimmers and has many visitors due to its religious significance. The courtyards and carvings are very impressive. We were fortunate to see it early in the day when it was quiter

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