Elevators reopened at temporarily closed Shwedagon Pagoda

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The elevators in the stairways of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, one of Myanmar’s most iconic pagodas, were reopened on 3 October for the convenience of pilgrims, according to the Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees.
No matter the social status
“The elevators were reopened on 3 September. The pagoda is opened from 6 am to 6 pm. Previously, mainly monks and nuns and the elderly and the sick were allowed to use the elevators. From the morning of 3 October, all the people will be allowed to take the elevator,” said an official from the Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees.
One of the most famous pagodas, the Shwedagon Pagoda, was temporarily closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pagoda was reopened in February this year as per the COVID-19 precaution measures. Only the elderly and the sick were allowed to use the elevators.
Allowed to visit
At present, the Shwedagon Pagoda is open to the public daily from 6 am to 6 pm following the rules of COVID-19.
The elevator is allowed for the eastern, southern and northern stairways, but the elevator from the western stairways is currently temporarily closed, according to the Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees. —Myint Moh/ GNLM

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