Yangon, the cosmopolitan capital city of Myanmar, still maintains its colonial charm with wide tree lined avenues, tranquil lakes and gracious turn of the century architecture. The magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda dominates the city skyline, while at street level Yangon is a paradise for hunting our at variety of exotic arts and crafts of particular interest in many shops of Scott Market, and of world renown are Myanmar’s precious stones – rubies, sapphires and jade. At night time China town comes alive with its pungent aromas and delicious street food.
The famous pagodas in Yangon:
Kaba Aye Pagoda
Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda ( Reclining Buddha Image)
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda
Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda
Buddha Tooth Relic Pagoda
White Elephant / Marble Pagoda
The famous places in Yangon:
Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market)
Bogyoke Aung San Museum
China Town Yangon
Inya Lake Park (– a favorite hangout place of Yangon University students, and a well-known place of romance in Burmese popular culture)
Thanlyin is only 4 miles away from Yangon, can make excursion to both Thanlyin and Kyauktan across the Yangon (Hlaing) River. Thanlyin was founded by Mon Kings and formally known as Syriam.
The largeGolden KyaikKhauk Pagodahere is a popular place of pilgrimage, rising on a hillock to the north of the road. It contains two Buddha hairs delivered to the site by the great sage himself. Continuing 15km south east of Thanlyin, you’ll reach Kyauktan. This is the place famous for its Kyaik-Hmaw-Wun mid-stream Pagoda (a pagoda located on a tiny island in the middle of the river ). You need to take a short boat ride from riverbank to YelePaya (Mid-river Pagoda, Kyaik-Hmaw-Wun )