Fight to Yangon International airport and then transfer to the city. You will quickly feel you are in a place unlike anywhere in the world. Lack of the presence of international brands but has a lot of parks, lakes, temples, pagodas, bustling streets and friendly people. That is the salient features of Yangon. It’s largest city and also the former capital of Burma (or Myanmar). Below we list 7 must see destinations in Yangon.
Must See Destinations in Yangon
Shwedegon temple is the most popular tourist site that visitor must visit when travel to Yangon. Situated on top of a hill, it is considered the National security and pride of Myanmar. Built more than 2,500 years ago, Shwedagon Pagoda was circulated as a place to keep 8 hairpieces of the Buddha. The main tower of the temple is 98 meters high, be covered by more than 30 tons of gold and hundreds of diamonds.
Open time: daily from 4 AM to 10 PM
Entrance fee: 8.000 Kyats (about 8 USD).
Sule Pagoda not only has religious and historical meaning, but also be seen as a milestone for the city, by the Sule Pagoda is located in the center, is the intersection of the largest and most beautiful streets of the city.
After visiting the temple, visitors can stroll on the streets next to it and feel a nostalgic Yangon, still retains many vestiges of colonial with ancient architecture building as: City Hall, Independence tower, Mahabadola park. Like other famous old town in the world, it is also the ideal place for shopping souvenirs and taking photo.
Open time: daily from 6 AM to 8 PM
Entrance fee: 3 USD
China Town Yangon
Extremely busy is the word that travelers give for Chinatown in Yangon. Here, visitors will be immersed in a shopping paradise with variety of goods such as clothing, electronics, souvenirs, antiques, musical instruments…
But the most distinctive feature in Chinatown Yangon is busy food court even always lit all night. Here you can enjoy specialty of Myanmar as: Cookies, coconut cake with quail eggs, Shan noodle… or enjoy tropical fruits such as watermelon, durian, mangosteen…
Travel to Yangon, this is the place that tourist shouldn’t miss to discover local cuisine.
Bogyoke Aung San Market
Bogyoke Aung San is the largest market in Yangon was built in 1926 with British architecture. The market is always busy, and customers in this market are mostly foreigners. Bogyoke Aung San is considered as a miniature Myanmar, because visitors can find any item of Myanmar culture here. Tourists visiting Bogyoke Aung San most do not ignore the handicraft items, especially the exquisitely design jewelry.
If you are a nature lover, and want to go for a walk in a quiet and gentle place, Kandawgyi Park is the best place for you. Take a stroll in the park, you will not only be admired the beautiful plants and flowers, but also watched many rare animals. Besides, the park also has a large lake, where you can boat along the lakeshore and admire the nature beauty.
Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda
Be consider as a Buddhist country so visitors can easily find a pagoda in Yangon. Chauk Htat Gyi was built in 1907 and is a famous pagoda in Yangon; with the height of a six-storey building. Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda has a giant reclining Buddha statue carved in 1966 with nearly 30 meters long 65 meters high. Pagoda is open 24 hours a day and guests are free admission tickets.
Myanmar National Museum
Myanmar National Museum is an appropriate destination for tourists who love to learn about the historical and cultural artifacts of Myanmar. It has a massive amount of rare artifacts, especially items related to royal Myanmar.
Open time: from 9.30 to 16.30 Tuesday to Sunday (close on Monday and holidays)
Entrance fee: 5.000 Kyats (5 USD)
Travel to Yangon, tourist will have memorable experience in life with all sides: religion, architecture, nature beauty, friendly local people, cuisine… Discover your own favorite destinations in Yangon