6 great experiences in Yangon

Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is like a glittering jewel in the center of Myanmar. It is the capital and the largest city in the country, with many historical and cultural monuments. Six exciting Yangon traveling experiences below would help you enjoy the trip in Myanmar with: Indochina tours Myanmar

Visit Shwedagon Pagoda

Myanmar has long been considered as a sacred land of Buddhism with gold pagodas. This symbol has become the pride of Myanmar people, and one of them which must be mentioned is Shwedagon Pagoda. Built over 2,500 years ago, Shwedagon pagoda is said that it is home to store eight strands of hair of Buddhist. The main tower of the temple is 98 m high and covered with over 30 tons of gold and hundreds of diamonds. At any time of the day you visit Shwedagon Pagoda, you will be overwhelmed by gold color.

Opening hours: 4am – 10pm every day.

Entry ticket fee: 8,000 Kyats (about 8 USD).

Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda- source: internet

Walk around local markets

For tourists, the best way to discover the lives of locals is visiting local markets. Next to famous Bogyke Market, there are many other attractive markets on the streets in Yangon. Although they are roadside markets, but here visitors can find a full range of valuable food items from meat, fish, eggs, cheese, and even thanaka cream, which is a kind of cream local people usually use to make sunscreen.

Local markets
Local markets- source: internet

Visit the area around Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda is not only a pagoda that has religious and historical meaning in Yangon, but also a landmark which helps locating for this city, because Sule Pagoda is situated at the intersection of the largest and most beautiful roads in the city. Myanmar travel tours

So, after visiting the pagoda’s door, visitors can stroll along the adjacent streets and feel nostalgic Yangon, still preserving many colonial vestiges with ancient buildings in European style such as City Hall, Independence Hall, Mahabadola Park, … Like other famous old towns in the world, it is also an ideal place for souvenir shopping photographing.

Opening hours: 6am – 20pm every day.

Entrance ticket fee: US $ 3.

Shopping handicraft and jewelry at Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San, the largest market in Yangon, was built in 1926 with British architecture. This market is always busy, and customers in this market are mostly foreigners. Bogyoke Aung San is considered as a miniature Myanmar, because you can find any unique items representing Myanmar culture here. But visitors in Bogyoke Aung San Market usually purchase handicrafts, and especially elaborately-designed jewelry.

Bogyoke Aung San Market
Bogyoke Aung San Market- source: internet

Enjoy food in China Town

Extremely bustling is the word to describe Chinatown in Yangon. Here, visitors can be immersed in the shopping paradise with a variety of goods such as clothing, electronics, souvenirs, antiques, musical instruments,… But the most special feature in China Town of Yangon is that dining area is always crowded with guests, even the lights are always up all night. Here you can enjoy specialty snacks of Myanmar such as pie, coconut milk quail eggs, Shan noodles… or enjoy tropical fruits such as water melon, durian, mangosteen…

Relax at National Kandawgyi Park

If you are a nature lover, and want to take a stroll in a quiet place, National Kandawgyi Park is the best place for you. Taking a walk in the park, you not only have chance to admire beautiful plants and flowers, but also can see a variety of rare animals. Besides, the park also has a large lake, where you can sail along the lake and enjoy beautiful surrounding scenery.

National Kandawgyi Park
National Kandawgyi Park- source: internet

Yangon is the most popular tourist destination in Myanmar, with many beautiful landscapes and exciting activities for visitors to experience.
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