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Sule Pagoda

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Sule Pagoda

The Sule Pagoda is an excellent landmark in Yangon. It is said that if the Shwedagon Pagoda is the spiritual heart of Yangon, the Sule Pagoda is the human center of worship. Sule Pagoda was built 2000 years ago, during the time of the Buddha Guata. According to the locals, it contains a single hair relic of the Buddha. The main Pagoda is surrounded by minor stupas, bronze bells, and shrines containing 8 Buddha images which represents each day of week (Wednesday represents two days- according the Burmese astrology).

The word “Su” means “Meeting”. Located in the center of a busy commercial district, the Pagoda is the place where all roads meet. Therefore, the life of tradition and culture in Yangon also meet here… Nowadays, Sule Pagoda is surrounded by many attractions, visitors can have a short walk around the Pagoda, admire the typical colonial-style buildings of the City Hall, the High Court and the Independence Monument.

Opening Hours: 04:00 - 22:00
Location: At the junction of Sule Pagoda Road and Mahabandoola Road, Central Yangon Price Range: US$ 5/ person