Oil-Lamp Ceremony at Shwezigon Pagoda


Oil-Lamp Ceremony at Shwezigon Pagoda

Head to the Shwezigon pagoda to take part in the oil lamp lighting ceremony, a somber and distinguished event that is steeped in the Buddhist belief in earning merit through performing good deeds. Sit on the floor and observe the Buddhist monks who chant ancient Pali scriptures as 1000 oil candles are lit around the pagoda. You will feel the genuine warmth and sincerity of these blessings.


  • Be dazzled by the thousand of oil candles illuminating inside the pagoda
  • Take part in lighting an oil lamp in an event of Buddhist decorum
  • Listen to the chants of monks while attending the lighting ceremony

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  • Duration

    Afternoon / Evening Tour

  • Destinations


  • Meal Provided [B|L|D]


  • Availability: October – March
  • Suggested departure time: 16:00
  • Duration: 02 hours
  • Visitors should wear long pants and sandals. Visitors are required to take off shoes and socks before entering the temple.
  • Monks chanting subject to availability.