The Top 8 Things to See and Do in Yangon

10 Jun 2019 by Admin

Not only well known as one of the largest and busiest cities in Myanmar, Yangon is but also regarded as the home of hundreds of temples and pagodas. This enormously beautiful city stands out in relief thanks to its sophisticated and magnificent architectures. Whenever placing your feet into such an incredibly splendid destination, you are strongly recommended to see and do the best following things in Yangon.

1. Shwedagon Pagoda

It is said that Shwedagon pagoda is one of the must-visit places in Yangon. At the far distance, it looks like a giant, haughty and luxurious bell. Every visitor seems to get dazzled and overwhelmed by its impressively imposing and stunning architecture. Shwedagon pagoda which is gold leaden is worth to drop in both in daytime as well as night time. Especially, on the sunset, with the sun colors, Shwedagon pagoda becomes unresistingly sparkling and mysterious.

A sparking view at Shwedagon Pagoda

2. Yangon Circular Train

If you are curious to know the outdoors of Yangon, you are highly suggested to give Yangon Circular Train a try. During the train tour lasting around a few hours, tourists probably find it funny and interesting to get the glimpse of the citizens’ real lives as well as Myanmar’s cultures. Passengers are transported across local houses, markets to witness the daily life styles with their own eyes. The trip is also very friendly-budget; thus, travelers should try for it at least once.


Inside a Yangon-circular-train

3. Inya Lake

Being one of the two artificial lakes in Yangon, there is a worth to take a stroll in Inya Lake. This is definitely a perfect place for those looking for peaceful atmosphere in a bustling city. Inya Lake used to be constructed for water-taking purpose, but it is currently for the sake of tourism solely.


A charming, poetic corner at Inya Lake

4. Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

There is no doubt that tourists should not miss Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, the only synagogue in Yangon. In this exceptionally fascinating place, travelers possibly get further insights of Myanmar’s religions, specifically Judaism. Visitors are offered an amazing opportunity to discover spectacular interiors along with historic background in such a rewarding spot.


Stunning Interiors in Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

5. Bogyoke Aung San Market

If you are hunting for souvenirs from Myanmar tourism, Bogyoke Aung San Market is an absoulutely a must-to-go place. In this market fulfilled by hundreds of small shops, tourists perhaps feel free to look for a wide range of diverse goods such as jewelry, Myanmar traditional cloths, pictures and so on and so forth. People there are also enthusiastic and friendly; therefore, you are supposed to get what you are seeking for properly thanks to their help.


Bogyoke Aung San Market at night

6. Maha Bandoola Garden

Named as a garden of colonial era, Maha Bandoola Garden is immensely a worthy option for everyone who is hunger for calm, peace and comfort in a noisy, big city.  Full of lush, green grasses and lively trees, the garden looks charming and picturesque. Situated nearby Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandoola Garden is a mark of Independence of Burma.


Exotic Maha Bandoola Garden

7. China Town Yangon

When it comes to China Town Yangon, people might refer it to something similar to Chinese culture; however, this is undoubtedly a unique town every traveler should step in. Going for a walk on the street through the crowded and trying for varied kinds of Asia cuisines, seafood and Chinese barbecue are surely of great interest. Street style sounds covering most of the things here might bring tourists about a lot of nice surprises and excitements.


Street-style Market at China Town Yangon

8. Kandawgyi Park


Kandawgyi Park at glistening sunset

If you are wishing to enjoy fantastic time of relaxation and refreshment beside experience a little bit adventurous moments, there is no way you should ignore Kandawgyi Park for sure. With a sizable lake and the Royal Karaweik Palace inside, Kandawgyi Park in total is an immensely exotic place. Walking around so as to take in fresh, cool air and wallowing into primitive, poetic sceneries or simply seeing people occupied by exercises could take you into good moods.

Source: Myanmar River Cruises

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