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Explore Shwedagon Pagoda’s Buddhist Essence

July 2, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , , , , ,

Myanmar is doubtless a country that features a wide range of secrets and hidden places too numerous to name. However, instead of venturing to far away places where one can discover hill tribes, caves and customs that seem long forgotten, Myanmar’s capital Yangon, on closer inspection, has a lot of things to do in terms of secret places.

Start with the Shwedagon Pagoda for example. Myanmar’s highly revered giant golden stupa is said to be 2500 years old. Every one of your travelers will be overwhelmed by the pagoda’s beauty and grace and find it enough to have circled the main platform, an experience unrivaled by any other Buddhist monument anywhere. This is what most visitors to Yangon do. Khiri Travel Myanmar however goes one step further and takes visitors on the back door tour of Shwedagon Pagoda. We have a half-day signature experience called “Spiritual Shwedagon Pagoda” that allows travelers to fully grasp the essence of this Buddhist landmark pagoda.

During this interactive tour, we take travelers behind the façade of Shwedagon to show the full history of the pagoda. Seeing the daily activities of the people living nearby will give visitors a deeper insight into the Buddhist faith and be useful to understand more of Myanmar’s culture during the rest of your traveler’s journey in Myanmar (or Burma). The day tour also includes traditional Burmese food, offerings to the monks, and a visit to a fortuneteller.

Starting at the bottom of the pagoda, travelers can visit hidden workshops, secret buildings and sample food that they might have otherwise ignored. Another thing we do before ascending the long flight of stairs up to the main platform, is wander through monasteries and nunneries grouped on the hill on which the main stupa is built. Our approach to the Shwedagon pagoda is slow and purposeful allowing more time for reflection before finally setting eyes on the immensity and majestic golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda.

For more information about things to do in Yangon and the Shwedagon signature experience, please contact [email protected]

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