Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in the world and it is definitely the main attraction of Yangon, Myanmar's capital city. The Pagoda is 99 meters high and it is locally known as Shwedagon Zeditaw. As the golden roof of Shwedagon Pagoda illuminates the Yangon city, it can be seen from most places of Yangon day and night.

It is said that no visit to Myanmar is complete without a trip to Shwedagon Pagoda. The Great Shwedagon is considered as one of the world's wonders. This 2,500-years old structure, which contains the relics of four Buddhas, is the guardian temple of Yangon and the most sacred Pagoda for the people of Myanmar.The magnificent Shwedagon rises royally over Singuttara Hill casting its golden shimmer over the low-lying capital.

Shwedagon is located at the north of central Yangon, between the People's Park and Kandawgyi Lake.

The Pagoda is 2.9 Km far from Pyay Garden Residenceand takes about 14 minute-drive to get there from the Residence.