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“Traffic, Touts and Postcards”
Review of Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda
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Private Half-Day Tour: Evening Charms of Yangon
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Traffic, Touts and Postcards”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Impressive because of its dominance in what is effectively the geographic heart of Yangon. Probably better viewed from above.

Visited June 2014
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“Great Pagoda”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Perfect introduction to Myanmar. Experiencing the new country (assuming you arrive in Yangon) and how it is, and how it is changing can be seen all around Sule Paya. The city with a Buddhist Icon in the middle of it.

They make you pay 1000 Kyat to leave your shoes, so just do what the locals do and carry your shoes around. The foreigner fee is also a bit much.

It's nice just to sit there and relax in the temple.

I didn't give it 5 stars because I had a scarring experience in the toilet there. DO NOT USE THE TOILET IN SULE PAYA, GO ANYWHERE ELSE!

Visited February 2014
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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“Beware of 'Guide Student'”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

I'm not quite impressed with my visit there. The pagoda is OK, although it's just another pagoda, not outstanding.

The worst thing was that I and my friend have been greeted by a 'volunteer' saying he's studying to be a guide (but end up asking for money).

To be safe, I asked him first 'how much do we have to pay' and he answered that 'he is just a volunteer, we may pay or not if we want.'

But then he went to a woman sitting behind the booth and brought us 5 small golden leafs to do 'Good Karma' and asked for $10 from each of us for these golden leafs. After he showed us around, he also asked for another $10 for his guidance.

I'm willing to pay for donation, but not for these people. I know that everyone needs money to live, but you should be honest, especially in a sacred place.

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Oakland, California
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“beautiful pagoda in the center of Yangon”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Sule Pagoda is in the center of the city, right near the heart of all the old colonial streets. It's pretty hard to miss it.

Visited June 2014
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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“Okay...”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Cool that a monument is the focal of the city. It's underwhelming compare to the Shwedegon Pagoda. Plus the fees are around 3 dollars for foreigners when it's free for the locals. Also foreigners are mandatory to check the shoes when locals are given free bags to hold on to them. My boyfriend was forced to make a "donation" of 1000 kyat when donations are personal contribution based. Granted it's not a lot of money but still it's a worshipping place and it just don't feel right.

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