Yangon – A Former National Capital with Vivid Tales to Tell
Yangon submissively served as Myanmar’s capital until recently and the city still holds significance post its termination from the designation. With the highest number of colonial buildings in the entire Southeast Asia, the city preserves its old world charm. At the same time, there are iconic gilded pagodas, soaring Buddha statues, picturesque lakes, mesmerizing parks and national parks and plenty of recreational venues that uninterruptedly entertain the tourists. Be ready to walk the interesting corridors of Yangon tourism for an unforgettable experience.
Yangon City Heritage
Religious Sites: Shwedagon Pagoda dominates the city’s canvas from Singuttara Hill and is a sight to behold. The grand gilded pagoda attracts thousands of global pilgrims for housing the relics of the four Buddha incarnations. Botataung Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Kaba Aye Pagoda and Mailamu Paya are no less fascinating. The city is also home to Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue and other pilgrim sites.
Colonial Buildings: Yangon Downtown is like a canvas on which the very charming colonial buildings rest as masterstrokes. High Court and Secretarial Buildings need special mention, while Strand Hotel and many British era schools and campuses are also worth exploring.
Kandawgyi Lake: A remarkable hotspot surrounded by many attractions like Karaweik Palace, Kandawgyi Nature Park and Yangon Zoological Gardens (featuring rich flora and fauna, aquarium, Natural History Museum and more).
Inya Lake: Popular as the romantic destination of Yangon, the lake has an adjoining park and is famous for rowing, sailing and swimming.
Others:Hlawga National Park, People’s Square and Park, Allied war Memorial and more.
Spectacular umbrellas and Shan paper are among the handmade products in the region. It is worth exploring the art of making them. Bamboo hat making is another interesting activity you can watch from close at Thayetkon Village. Visit Or Yaw Village to watch artists engaged in pottery and producing unmatchable vases, pots and toys.
Board the Circular Train for a joyful journey through switching sceneries.
Join Food Market Tour and watch Cultural Buffet Dinner Shows, Cooking Demonstrations and different cultural performances.
Enjoy a wonderful ferry ride to the village of Dallah.
Explore the National Museum of Myanmar, Bogyoke Aung San Museum, Myanmar Gem Museum, Yangon Drugs Elimination Museum and other similar sites.
Buy antiques, jewellery, clothing, paintings, handicrafts, gems and collectibles at Bogyoke Market, Chinatown and other marketplaces.
Holidaying at Yangon lets you take a different path from the usual tourist destinations. Consider it your best bet for the upcoming holidays.
- Yangon – A Former National Capital with Vivid Tales to Tell
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