yangon-02

yangon 01Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in 2006, is known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying, remains an almost unique example of a 19th-century British colonial capital. Today, with a population of over 5 million people, it remains the largest city and main economic hub of Myanmar. Friendly street vendors, traditionally dressed local people, attracting old building and trishaws, all make a feel like a museum of Yangon downtown life.

 

 

 

Shwe Dagon Pagoda

shwedagonThe first pagoda built on earth since 2,600 years ago. People believe they enshrined 8 hair relics of Buddha in Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Covered with gold from top to bottom and put many precious stones and diamonds on top of the pagoda. It is the most amazing place to learn Buddhist culture, Arts and Architecture, Beautiful wood carvings, hundreds of small stupas, Buddha Images and lively reaction between religion and its people.

Time necessary to visit: 1-2 Hours.

Best time: Evening time before sunset.

Sule Pagoda

suleIt is situated at the middle of the city center and landmark of Yangon. The main pagoda is surrounded with different religious statues and the most important and interesting one is Sule BoBo Gyi, the guardian spirit and one helped to rediscover the place where to build Shwe Dagon Pagoda Surrounded by other Religion’s buildings like Christian church, Muslim mosque, Hindu temple and Jewish synagogue is just nearby.

Time necessary to visit: 15 - 20 Minutes

Best time: Whole day round

Yangon City Hall

yangon city hallFamous for its blend of massive Colonial Style building with Myanmar Traditional architectural decorations, Close to Sule Pagoda and Maha Bandoola Garden. 

Photo Stop only

Best time: Whole day round

 

Botataung Pagoda

botataung pagodaThe place where King and people welcomed 8 hair relics of Buddha from India 2,600 years ago. Situated at Yangon river bank, You can see Buddha hair’s relic inside a glass case, interesting collection of Buddhist art works and ways of life together with Nat=spirit worship, Supernatural believes and Wizards.

Timce necessary to visit: 15 - 20 Minutes to Pagoda, 10 minutes to visit River front

Best time: Whole day round

Kabar Aye (World Peace) Pagoda

kabarayeThis pagoda was built pagoda from 1950 to commemorate 2,500 years anniversary of Buddha’s teaching to house authentic relics of Buddha and his main disciples, Ven Sariputtara and Ven.Maugalana. The main pagoda is surrounded by different style of Buddha images from around the world.

Time necessary to visit: 15 - 20 Minutes to Pagoda

Best time: Whole day round

Maha Passana Cave

maha passanaSituated close to Kabar Aye Pagoda, and it is the place where they commemorate sixth Buddhist synod in 1950s .A big hall with six pillars is surrounded by stepping stages for Monks to sit and recite teachings of Buddha when they commemorate six Buddhist Synod. It’s a very peaceful and calm place. When they have special occasions they may close some parts. If no event it’s a very good place to meditate.

Timce necessary to visit: 10 - 15 Minutes

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m - 4 p.m

 

Want to help us?