Located in Lower Burma at the convergence of the Yangon and Bago Rivers, Yangon (also known as Rangoon) is no longer the capital of Myanmar, but it is the largest city of the country. It has experienced a huge increase in tourism recently.
These include places of a spiritual nature, green parks and gardens, and museums that provide an insight into the rich history and culture of Myanmar. If you have an occasion to travel to Yangon, don’t miss to visit these sites.
It seems that your trip to Myanmar is incomplete without visiting to Shwedagon Pagoda. Located in the west of the Royal Lake, this pagoda is an impressive architecture by its covering with hundreds of gold plates, the top of the stupa encrusted with diamonds. It is clearly one of the wonders of the religious world. You would be no doubt to admire its beauty which is a pride of Yangon’s tourism and even of humanity.
2.Bogyoke Aung San Market
During the trip to Myanmar, it’s impossible that tourists forget to go shopping. Bogyoke Aung San Market (or the Scott Market) which is the largest traditional market in Yangon, is an attractive shopping centre. You can look for many kinds of goods from handicrafts, twinkle jewelry, souvenirs and traditional dress “longyi”. This is one of popular places that you should not miss in Yangon.
Considered one of the three major worship sites in Yangon (the other two being Shwedagon and Sule Pagoda), Botahtaung owns peculiarities differed from others.
Located on the bank of the Yangon River, Botahtaung is a typical gilded dome that tapers gradually to the top and is capped by a symbolic fan-shape spire. Unlike many pagodas, Botahtaung is hollow inside allowing visitors to walk through to admire what is considered the highlight of any pilgrimage – a glass case containing a sacred hair relic of the Buddha.
4.Karaweik Hall at Kandawgyi Lake
The walk into and around the Royal Barge is extraordinary. Beautiful architecture sets in a stunning scene. If you love parks and need a break from the city, take a stroll among the luxurious tropical woods that surround the Royal Lake of Kandawgyi.
This lake is larger than Kan Daw Gyi Lake. Located in the north of the Yangon city, the lake cannot be seen from the street and some parts of the shoreline are accessible on foot. On the eastern shore is the famous Inya Lake Hotel and the University of Yangon is southwest of the lake. Around the lakeside are many expensive villas, and upscale restaurants. The Inya Lake is often a site for those who love to refresh and find out the tranquil area.
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