Yangon

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Yangon (Rangoon) is a former capital of Myanmar and the capital of Yangon Region. Yangon is located in the southern part of the country on the east (left) bank of the Yangon River. Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar and the industrial and commercial centre of the country. The city is an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese, and Indian influences, known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying and beyond appreciation, remains an almost unique example of a 19th century British colonial capital.

Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most famous in Myanmar. It is located in Yangon. Thousand of people are visiting to Shwedagon Pagoda every single day.

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Country Myanmar
Area 598.9 km2
Languages spoken Burmese
Currency Kyats
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Karaweil Hall at Kandawgyi lake

Karaweik Hall is one of the Yangon landmarks and locating in Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. The barge was designed by Burmese architect who based it on the Pyigyimon royal barge. The Hall was open in October 1974. The whole building was gilded with gold about 20 years ago. It houses as a buffet restaurant today. Karaweik Palace serves lunch and dinner with Myanmar. Chinese and Eastern and western cuisine at moderate prices in the ornate halls accompanied by a variety of traditional entertainments.

Scott’s Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market ( formerly Scott’s Market) is a major bazaar located in Pabedan township in central Yangon, Myanmar. The market is one of the major tourist destinations and popular for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. You can find food, juices,  jewellery of top quality, beautiful wood carvings, local clothing, arty goods, paintings,  Burmese handicraft that make your trip unforgetable.

National Museum

The National Museum of Myanmar was founded in 1952 with its premises at what was once the Jubilee Hall. The National Museum thus is a treasure chest of priceless stone inscriptions, documents, carvings, paintings and a host of other artefacts that testify to the ancient culture and civilization of the Myanmar people. It is the main museum of Burmese art, history and culture. Anyone who has made a tour of the museum will come away with greater knowledge and understanding of Myanmar and its people.

Chauk-htat-kyi Pagoda

The Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda is famous for its huge image of Reclining Buddha, built in 1966 replacing the old image built in 1907. It measures 65 meters and is housed in an iron structure with corrugated iron sheets roof of six layers. Hence it is generally referred to as the six-tiered pagodas. The heavy cost of this construction was entirely donated by the people. The monasteries in the vicinity of this pagoda accommodate over six hundred monks who study Buddhist Scriptures from the senior and qualified monks.

Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda is said to have been built over 2,000 years old and enshrined a hair of Buddha. The golden dome was used by the British as the nucleus of their grid pattern for the city when it was rebuilt. The pagoda’s peculiarity is its octagonal- shaped pagoda which retains its shape as it tapers to the spire. In the center of the city, the Sule Pagoda serves as a traffic circle in downtown Yangon and is hard to miss.

Shwedagon Pagoda

The not-to-be-missed 2500-year-old Shwedagone Pagoda regarded as the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. The Pagoda was renovated many times over the centauries by successive Myanmar Kings. The most important religious site in Yangon stands atop Singuttara Hill. While built and rebuilt several times since the 6th century, the large gold pagoda remains popular with local Buddhists and tourists alike. A visit to Myanmar is incomplete without a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda.