Things don’t miss before leaving Yangon

Yangon is the biggest city and also the old capital of beautiful Myanmar. In spite of lacking the presence of international brands, this city is always outstanding and distinct from other cities in Asia with many temples, pagodas, parks and beautiful lakes. The feature sometimes confuses foreign visitors about where to go and what to do. Let’s discover this city with 5 things you should not miss before leaving Yangon. Indochina tours Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda is one of famous tourist attractions that everyone should visit. Built in 2600 years ago, it is considered the most impressive and sacred pagoda in Myanmar. Undoubtedly, it attracts a large number of visitors each day. Visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda, you have a chance to admire hundreds of colorful statues, temples and stupas that reflect architectural features throughout 2600 years. Besides, the pagoda is also the best choice for those who want to study Buddhism.

Shwedagon Pagodac

Shwedagon Pagodac –source: http://www.leegilchrist.net/

Thaketa crocodile farm

When you travel to Yangon, you should not miss Thaketa crocodile farm which is located in Thaketa Industrial Estate, Thaketa Township. The farm has over 700 saltwater crocodiles. It is interesting that you can purchase some fishes to feed them. Moreover, you can be instructed to hold baby crocodiles.

Thaketa Crocodile Farm

Thaketa Crocodile Farm–source: http://www.mejuliee.blogspot.com

Local fresh markets

When you are in Yangon, visiting a local fresh market would be one of the top things you should do. It is the real way for you to experience daily life of Myanmar. Yangon has a plenty of local fresh markets. If you want to go to one of the biggest ones, it would be Thein Gyi Market. It is notable that although the middle of the road is full of vendors selling foods and vegetables, small vehicles can still pass through.

Theingyi Market, Yangon

Theingyi Market, Yangon–source: http://www.flickr.com/

Chinatown Yangon

You should not miss visiting Chinatown before leaving Yangon. It is one of the most action packed areas in downtown Yangon. It is advisable to go there in the evening when the sides of roads have many street vendors selling both fresh and ready-made foods. We suggest you to try Shwe Mingalar, grilled skewers and stir fried dishes – delicious and popular foods in Chinatown.

Chinatown Yangon – don’t miss before leaving Yangon

Chinatown Yangon – don’t miss before leaving Yangon–source: http://www.myanmarburma.com/

Kandawgyi Park

 Unlike Chinatown which is chaotic and hectic, Kandawgyi Park is very quiet so it is an ideal place for relaxing. There are two main options for you to take when visiting the park. Firstly, there are a number of restaurants where you can have a nice meal with Myanmar dishes on the east side of the park. Secondly, Kandawgyi Park offers a high platform so you may enjoy walking or doing exercise there. Visiting the park is one of the great things to do in Yangon because it is the way to get away from buzzing downtown and relax. Myanmar tour packages

Walking on boardwalk in Kandawgyi Park, Yangon

Walking on boardwalk in Kandawgyi Park, Yangon–source: http://www.marschlossman.com/

Shwadragon Pagoda, Thaketa Crocodile Farm, local fresh markets, Chinatown and Kandawgyi are just a few of many things you should do when visiting Yangon. Hope you enjoy this article and visit Yangon, explore it with your own eyes on the nearest day.

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