Scenic Beauty of the Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon is a breathtaking monument, providing hours of dazzling views to enjoy. There is the beauty and intricacy of the architecture to marvel at. There is the shining gold and the sparkling jewels in the pagoda’s structure to inspire awe. There is artwork, there are statues, and there are Bodhi trees and plants and flowers throughout. Then there are the reflections of the light through the central large emerald. There is the view of the city from Shwedagon, and the sight of the sky and the building together while you stand gazing up at it. This are is full of unforgettable scenic beauty.


Climate around the Shwedagon Pagoda

A wise traveler is always ready for weather conditions, and you will want to be prepared during your visit to Myanmar and to see the Shwedagon Pagoda. The climate of Myanmar is divided into 3 seasons. There is the Southwest monsoon season which begins in May and gets more intense between June and August. At this time, humidity is very high and rain is frequent in the afternoon and evenings. It can be tricky to travel at this time as flooding is always a possibility and that can block roads, make areas off limits, etc.

By October, it is dry, and the dry season goes from November through May. The coolest time during this is November through February when temperatures will be approximately 70 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit (21 and 28 degrees Celsius) and at the most comfortable of the year. During the rest of the year, it is much warmer.

During March and April the weather remains dry, but temperatures regularly climb up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius) which would make for an uncomfortably hot time to visit the region if you are not accustomed to such conditions. So, make sure to consider climate when planning a trip to the region.