As the former capital of Myanmar, Yangon is the largest tourist center where there are a huge number of famous destinations. If you come to Yangon, it will be a huge mistake when you forget to come to interesting sights such as Shwedagon Pagoda, Botataung Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San market, Chinatown and so on.
Yangon is the first choice if you are in a Myanmar tour because this is the biggest tourist centers of the country and a transit point to reach to other places. Shwedagon Golden Pagoda is a place where visitors are required to visit in Yangon. This fantasy temple can be seen as a symbol of Myanmar. So far, no one dares to declare exactly the time the golden temple was built, but many people theorized that it was built more than 2000 years old ago.
Currently, Shwedagon Pagoda preserves four sacred treasures of Buddhism. The temple is covered with thin gold leaves. The color of gold creates an extremely charming image of the temple, especially during sunrise or sunset. Moreover, the temple is decorated with thousands of diamonds and rubies. It is obvious to say that Shwedagon Golden Pagoda is one of the wonders of the religious world. It is an evidence of the greatness of Myanmar’s architecture, sculpture and arts. The pagoda opens daily from 6 am until 10 pm. Entrance fee is 2 dollars per person. The camera fee is 1 dollar. Like in any temples in Myanmar, visitors must remove shoes and socks before entering this temple
After visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda, the next destination is Botataung temple which is a very interesting sight in Yangon. The temple is located along the city’s waterfront. The name of the temple means “thousands of generals” because it was built by the significant donations and supports of the military generals in Myanmar. The first impression for tourists when they visit this temple will be the golden ceiling and walls. The temple also holds a treasure that is the Buddha’s hair. Coming to Botataung temple, visitors will experience a peaceful and solemn space and they will be more relaxed and comfortable
It is very common in Southeast Asia cities when tourists find a Chinese community living together with native people. Yangon is no exception. China town lies in the west of Sule Pagoda which is located in the center of Downtown Yangon. Chinese people living and working here are very crowded. This creates an interesting culture attracting many tourists. China town in Yangon is like a small China with various shops selling food, clothes and household items. Besides, visitors can wander around the night market in China town and enjoy all the delicious dishes such as noodles, coconut cakes and so on.
Bogyoke Aung San Market
Everyone traveling to Myanmar also wants to buy some beautiful souvenirs to bring back as gifts for their relatives. Therefore, Bogyoke Aung San market is an ideal place for shopping. This is the largest traditional market in Yangon. The market sells almost everything for people in Myanmar. They are handicrafts, furniture, jewelry, souvenirs, or many unique items that many travelers love. There are 1,641 shops selling luxury goods in this market. Additionally, there are many Myanmar and Chinese food stalls inside the market. Bogyoke Aung San Market is also famous for festivals, especially Thingyan water festival. It is usually held on 11 or 12 May. Young players from many parts of the country come to participate in this festival.
In Yangon, there are many splendid and luxurious hotels. If tourists prefer luxury and convenience, Chatrium hotel will be the best. This is a five-star hotel situated in the city center. With the architectural style of both the East and the West, this hotel is like a resort in the city with many modern amenities. Chatrium hotel is well known for its great service and the hospitality of the staff so that it can meet the demand for business travels and tourism activities. In addition to the 5-star hotels, there are many small and medium hotels which are suitable for people who do not want to spend lots of money on accommodations.
Yangon is a beautiful city which includes many wonderful famous destinations. Coming to Myanmar, you must visit Yangon and its unique beauty spots. Here, visitors will be totally amazed by its ancient sights and noisy modern places that meet every demand of travelers. It can be said that Yangon also makes a great impression on the tourists’ heart.