Yangon is the former capital city and the main gateway of Myanmar. With its attraction, Yangon stands as one of the tourist destination in Myanmar. The area surrounding Sule Pagoda was the administrative heart of Myanmar during the British rule. In the downtown area, you can see dozens of colonial buildings and some newly modern style buildings. As Yangon is still the hub for business, it becomes more populated by the migrated peoples from the other cities.
There are direct flights from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kolkata, Hanoi, Kunming, Taipei and Guangzhou. Another way is to come Yangon via India, China and Thailand by land through border gates. But you need to check with us for the border status as sometime it close for foreigners.
Shwe Dagon Pagoda
The golden stupa towers almost 98 metres (326 feet) above the green city-scape of Yangon, never fails to enchant visitors. It is visible from almost anywhere in the city and from the miles around. Shwedagon located at the north of central Yangon between People’s Park and Kandawgyi Royal Lake. It is believed to have been built on the Singottara Hill more than 2500 years ago and was renovated many times over the centuries.
Situated right in the centre of Yangon, opposite to Maha Bandoola Park and the Independence Monument, the city Hall and the Supreme Court. The 152 feet high pagoda is said to be built over 2000 years and enshrined a Buddha relic hair.
"Bo" means "Military Leader" and "Tahtaung" means "one thousand", the "Botahtaung" Pagoda was named after the thousand military leaders who escorted relics of "Buddha" brought from India over 2,000 years ago. The Pagoda located near Botahtaung Jetty and on the Strand road. It is said to be enshrined two of the hair relics in this pagoda which stands 40 metres (132 feet).
Chauk Htatgyi Pagoda
The famous reclining Buddha image situated on Shwegondaing Road. It is 72 metres (235ft) long and known as one of the largest Buddha reclining images in Myanmar. The image was built in 1907, was demolished because of the climate in 1957 and reconstructed to this current structure in 1966.
Kaba Aye Pagoda & Maha Pasana Gula
Kaba Aye Pagoda, in meaning of World Peace Pagoda, built for memorial of the sixth Buddhist Synod which was held on 1954 – 1956. The great Maha Pasana Cave is a totally artificial one, built close to Kaba-Aye Pagoda. The Pagoda and cave located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangon Township.
Situated on the Shwegondaing Road, opposite to Chauk Htatgyi Pagoda. It is a gorgeous seated Buddha image.
The Pagoda is named after the mother of King Okkalapa, who is the founder of the city Dagon (Yangon). It is famous for the images depicting Buddha’s earlier lives and located on the Thudamar Road of North Okkalapa Township.
Maha Wizaya Zedi
Located just south of the Shwedagon Pagoda and linked by a bridge.
Swe Taw Myat Zedi (Buddha’s Relic Tooth Pagoda)
It enshrined one of the two Replica Tooth Relics which was kept together with Buddha’s Tooth Relic from China in 1996. Located between Kaba-Aye Pagoda Road and Thudhamar Street.
Kyaik Khauk Pagoda
It is located about 3 miles southeast of Thanlyin Bridge, on Kyaik-Khauk Pagoda road, Thanlyin Township. It is 195 feet high and believed to be built by Mon on 600 to 800 years ago. It is said to enshrined two Buddha hair relic.
Kyaik Hmaw Won Yele Pagoda
Yele Pagoda at Kyauktan, located at about 8 miles southeast of Thanlyin. It is a sparkling floating temple on a small island in Kyaik Hmaw Chaung.
Hlawga Wildlife Park
The Hlawga Wildlife Park is situated at Htaukkyant, Mingaladon Township, Yangon Division, about 45 minutes drive from Yangon. The Park covers 1650 acres of land and lake is home for over 70 kinds of herbivorous animals and 90 species of birds. It has a museum with a background of landscapes of 7 States and 7 Divisions, picnic area, view point with pagoda, monastery and Myanmar Traditional Buildings and a small zoo with rock garden. Flock of migratory birds frequently visit the park. It is an ideal place for picnickers, naturalists, botanists and bird-watchers. Visitors can also enjoy elephant rides, fishing and boating in the park.
The museum located at Dagon Township and was founded 1952. In this museum you can see the exclusive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works or arts, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture and civilization of Myanmar people.
Allied War Memorial Cemetery
" The Allies " (Conquerors of the World War II led by Britain, the United States of America and France) had established the Allied War Memorial Cemeteries all over the world.
The Htauk Kyant War Memorial Cemetery, beautifully kept ground, had 27,000 stone-graves of Commonwealth and Allied Forces Fallen Soldiers in Myanmar Campaign were honourably kept. It is located in Mingaladon Township, Yangon Division about 32 km from Yangon, on the road to Bago.
You can have an interesting day drip from Yangon to Twante, which is a small town famous by it’s pottery and cotton-weaving and for old Pagoda complex. You can easily get there by car or by boat. You can enjoy the view of Twante canal, which was dug during the colonial time to help as a short cut way across the Ayarwaddy Region.
Bago located about 80 Km north-east of Yangon. The city was founded by Mon and was a major port until the river changed course. It is one of the richest archaeological sites in Myanmar. The main interesting sites are Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwethalyaung Pagoda (Golden Reclining Buddha), Kyaik Pun Pagoda, Mahazedi Pagoda, and Bago Archological Zone.
Pyay located at six hours north of Yangon. Nearby you can see the ruins of the ancient Pyu capital of Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra). Pyay was the centre of the most intensive archaeological work in Myanmar almost all last century. The main point of interest is Shwesandaw Pagoda, which is like Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. It perched on the top of a hill. The ancient side of Thayekhittaya lies 8km north-east of Pyay along a good road that leads to Paukkaung. On this nearby yu can see small museum which has collection of artefacts collections of Sri Ksetra excavations.