Visitors Information
Opening Hours

Opening Hours: 04:00 - 22:00 hrs, except on the following days that Shwedagon Pagoda is open 24 hours:
1.Waxing Day of Tabaung – the day before full moon day of the Myanmar Lunar month Tabaung (around March) and
2.Waxing Day of Wakhaung – the day before full moon day of the Myanmar Lunar month Wakhaung (around June which is the beginning of the Buddhist Lent)
Shwedagon Pagoda is open daily. Last admission is at 21:45 hrs.


Shwedagon Pagoda Exhibit: The Shwedagon Pagoda is more than a place of worship. It is a custodian for Myanmar art, history and architecture.
This exhibit, available to visitors depicts its biography. It is a tribute to those who built it, to the Buddhism principles it represents, and to the hopes it inspires.
The Shwedagon Pagoda exhibit, located on the main platform, traces the history and symbolism of the Shwedagon Pagoda through photographs.

Getting There

There are a variety of ways to reach Shwedagon Pagoda by public transportation.
Please contact your hotel concierge for taxi and bus directions to Shwedagon Pagoda

Donation Boxes

There are donation boxes located around Shwedagon Pagoda to spontaneously attract cash and coins.
These donation boxes are labeled for specific purposes such as for gold plating, electricity, water and maintenance, among others.
For donations with receipts to be made under your name or family name, please contact the Board of Trustees Office.

Weather and Climate

Temperatures in the Yangon metropolitan area average 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer.
Visitors are advised to drink plenty of fluids and wear light clothing if they plan to visit during the summer months.
The Monsoon season in Myanmar is fairly wet with temperatures ranging from the mid 80s to mid 90s.

Visitor Center

Open: 08:00 - 21:00 hrs.
Location: TBC

Entrance Fee

Fee $8.00


The main platform of Shwedagon Pagoda, its Information Centers, and concessions are wheelchair accessible.
Those requiring the use of a wheelchair can enter the pagoda through the Southern Stairway.
The Southern Stairway includes the use of two elevators. For assistance, please contact the Board of Trustees Office.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available at the Information Centers (on a first-come, first-served basis).

Available Facilities

Various facilities are available when visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda. Food and concession services are available.

Dress Code

As a mark of reverence when visiting Shwedagon Pagoda, visitors should dress appropriately and modestly.
Please follow the dress code - wear trousers or at least knee length shorts or skirt; t-shirts with elbow length sleeves are also expected and you are expected to be barefooted when entering Shwedagon Pagoda.
If you are unsure as to the correct dress code, just err on the side of conservative dress and no-one will be offended.