Yangon & Surrounding

“The age of Yangon is over 250 years old since it was built as Dagon by King Alaunpya and has changed the name Yangon in 1755. British occupied Yangon in 1852 and it was developed and become Yangon city. Till now, Yangon remains enriched natural resources. There is no another city as Yangon that exists beautifully with golden pagodas, temples and the religious buildings. Especially you could see the colonial buildings with the former architectures they are hardly to see in the world nowadays.”

Shwedagon Pagoda

This is the National Treasure of Myanmar and the reason why we called it “The Golden Land” No matter how many enjoyable people you meet, or how many lovely places you visit, though, your trip will not be complete until you view the Shwedagon Pagoda. Sitting high atop the sacred shrine of Singuttara Hill, housing relics of The Buddha and three Buddhas that preceded him, encased in gold and in jewels, the Shwedagon pagoda is a wonder to see. The beauty if the architecture and design will take your breath away, as will the sparkling, light catching jewels. This wondrous holy place, filled with history and legend, is not to be missed on your journey.

Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Sule Pagoda

The Sule Pagoda is an excellent landmark. It is said to be over 2,000 years old. The pagoda is said to enshrine a hair of the Buddha: The golden pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and inverted bowl.

It stands 46 meters (152 feet) high and is surrounded by small shops and the non-religious services of astrologists, palmists, and so on. If the Shwedagon Pagoda is the spiritual heart of Yangon, the Sule Pagoda is the human center of worship, bustling with common folk, and lined with merchants.

Botahtaung Pagoda

Located near Botahtaung Jetty and on the strand road, the Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1000 – military leaders who escorted relics of Buddha brought by two Mon brothers from India to Myanmar over 2000 years ago. It is said to be enshrined two of the hair relics in this Pagoda which stands 40 meters (132feet)

Kabaaye Pagoda

The name stands for “World Peace Pagoda”, built in memory of 2500th year of Buddhist Era and the 5th Buddhist Council. The 34 meter high pagoda also measure 34 meter around its base. The Buddhist Art Museum and Maha Pasana Cave are also located in the same compound. The cave was modeled on the Satta Panni Cave in India where the First Buddhist Synod took place three months after the demise of Gautama Buddha. The cave is still used to hold grand religious ceremonies such as World Buddhist conference.

Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda

The Chaukhtatgyi Paya houses a huge reclining Buddha under a large sheet metal roof, located near the Shwedagon Paya in Shwegondaing Lane. The head reaches a height of about 2 1/2 storeys. The Buddha is resting on his right side, toes together, apparently in the classic parinibbana or dying position. This is the position in which the Buddha attained enlightenment. However, much like reclining Buddha at Shinbinthalyaung (in Bagan) the Buddha is facing the south, indicating a resting position. Around the Buddha structure are a number of fortune tellers offering palm reading and astrological predictions. Like most Playas, this is a working shrine, filled with the faithful who stop by to pray as a part of their daily goings-on.

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market, inaugurated in 1926 and it is a two-storey market. It is also the most popular market of Yangon and Myanmars as well. A wide range of Myanmar souvenirs are available at this market attracting every foreign visitor guests also visit the market to buy trendy clothes and accessories. Gold, gems & jewellery page. The Union of Myanmar is the golden land where gold, silver and various kinds of gems and jewellery are abundant. Myanmar ruby, sapphire, jade and pearl are famous for their best quality in the international market. Those gems and jewellery whether they are in rough or uncut form or polish cabochon, faceted or as jewellery can be bought in Yangon. It was also a bargainer’s heaven, as you can shop gifts for friends and family.

National Museum

Museum is derived from the word of “Muse” in Greek and Latin, indicating one of the nine fairies inspiring of learning and art. The word of museum was referred to common antiques in 17, 18 and 19 centuries then it came to be used for modern meaningful since then. Museum, nowadays is a building in which arts and sciences, especially cultural heritages are displayed systematically and preserved in a scientific manner. Thus, museum is the centre for education, traditional arts and handicraft, public, the connecting bridge as well as exhibiting the image of a country. The National Museum of Myanmar, located in Dagon, Yangon, is the main museum of Burmese art, history and culture in Myanmar. Founded in 1952, the five-story museum has an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture and civilization of Burmese people. A sprawling complex in which layer by layer, Burmese history is spread. Lots of information on various national groups that comprise the Union of Myanmar. It is open from 10:00 am to 15:00 pm except Gazette holidays, Monday and Tuesday

Kandawgyi Amusement Park

It is nice to stroll along the boardwalk of Kandawgyi Park, right in the middle of the city of Yangon. At dawn, the lake is silver, shrouded in pearly grey mists tinged with the pink of the first sunbeams.

At sunset, the water looks like liquid-gold, with depths of red fire. The sites to see are Fresh Water Fish Garden, Relaxation Zone, Rock Garden, Water in Recreation Zone. Daily open from 4 am to 10 pm.

Taukkyant War Cementery

The Taukkyan War Cemetery is a memorial to Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War. The cemetery contains the graves of 6,374 soldiers who died in the Second World War, the graves of 52 soldiers who died in Burma during the First World War, and memorial pillars (The Rangoon Memorial) with the names of over 27,000 Commonwealth soldiers who died in Burma during the Second World War but who have no known grave. There are 867 graves that contain the remains of unidentified soldiers. The cemetery was opened in 1951 and the remains of Commonwealth soldiers who died in Meiktila, Akyab (Sittwe), Mandalay, and Sahmaw were transferred here and the graves are grouped together by these battles. A large number of the 27,000 names of Commonwealth soldiers are of the many Indian Army and African soldiers who fought and died in Burma. Of the total, 1,819 graves, an unusually high number, are those of Indian soldiers.

Popular Places in Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda

This is the National Treasure of Myanmar and the reason why we called it “The Golden Land” No matter how many enjoyable people you meet, or how many lovely places you visit, though, your trip will not be complete until you view the Shwedagon Pagoda. Sitting high atop the sacred shrine of Singuttara Hill, housing relics of The Buddha and three Buddhas that preceded him, encased in gold and in jewels, the Shwedagon pagoda is a wonder to see. The beauty if the architecture and design will take your breath away, as will the sparkling, light catching jewels. This wondrous holy place, filled with history and legend, is not to be missed on your journey.

Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Sule Pagoda

The Sule Pagoda is an excellent landmark. It is said to be over 2,000 years old. The pagoda is said to enshrine a hair of the Buddha: The golden pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and inverted bowl.

It stands 46 meters (152 feet) high and is surrounded by small shops and the non-religious services of astrologists, palmists, and so on. If the Shwedagon Pagoda is the spiritual heart of Yangon, the Sule Pagoda is the human center of worship, bustling with common folk, and lined with merchants.

Botahtaung Pagoda

Located near Botahtaung Jetty and on the strand road, the Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1000 – military leaders who escorted relics of Buddha brought by two Mon brothers from India to Myanmar over 2000 years ago. It is said to be enshrined two of the hair relics in this Pagoda which stands 40 meters (132feet)

Kabaaye Pagoda

The name stands for “World Peace Pagoda”, built in memory of 2500th year of Buddhist Era and the 5th Buddhist Council. The 34 meter high pagoda also measure 34 meter around its base. The Buddhist Art Museum and Maha Pasana Cave are also located in the same compound. The cave was modeled on the Satta Panni Cave in India where the First Buddhist Synod took place three months after the demise of Gautama Buddha. The cave is still used to hold grand religious ceremonies such as World Buddhist conference.

Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda

The Chaukhtatgyi Paya houses a huge reclining Buddha under a large sheet metal roof, located near the Shwedagon Paya in Shwegondaing Lane. The head reaches a height of about 2 1/2 storeys. The Buddha is resting on his right side, toes together, apparently in the classic parinibbana or dying position. This is the position in which the Buddha attained enlightenment. However, much like reclining Buddha at Shinbinthalyaung (in Bagan) the Buddha is facing the south, indicating a resting position. Around the Buddha structure are a number of fortune tellers offering palm reading and astrological predictions. Like most Playas, this is a working shrine, filled with the faithful who stop by to pray as a part of their daily goings-on.

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market, inaugurated in 1926 and it is a two-storey market. It is also the most popular market of Yangon and Myanmars as well. A wide range of Myanmar souvenirs are available at this market attracting every foreign visitor guests also visit the market to buy trendy clothes and accessories. Gold, gems & jewellery page. The Union of Myanmar is the golden land where gold, silver and various kinds of gems and jewellery are abundant. Myanmar ruby, sapphire, jade and pearl are famous for their best quality in the international market. Those gems and jewellery whether they are in rough or uncut form or polish cabochon, faceted or as jewellery can be bought in Yangon. It was also a bargainer’s heaven, as you can shop gifts for friends and family.

National Museum

Museum is derived from the word of “Muse” in Greek and Latin, indicating one of the nine fairies inspiring of learning and art. The word of museum was referred to common antiques in 17, 18 and 19 centuries then it came to be used for modern meaningful since then. Museum, nowadays is a building in which arts and sciences, especially cultural heritages are displayed systematically and preserved in a scientific manner. Thus, museum is the centre for education, traditional arts and handicraft, public, the connecting bridge as well as exhibiting the image of a country. The National Museum of Myanmar, located in Dagon, Yangon, is the main museum of Burmese art, history and culture in Myanmar. Founded in 1952, the five-story museum has an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture and civilization of Burmese people. A sprawling complex in which layer by layer, Burmese history is spread. Lots of information on various national groups that comprise the Union of Myanmar. It is open from 10:00 am to 15:00 pm except Gazette holidays, Monday and Tuesday

Kandawgyi Amusement Park

It is nice to stroll along the boardwalk of Kandawgyi Park, right in the middle of the city of Yangon. At dawn, the lake is silver, shrouded in pearly grey mists tinged with the pink of the first sunbeams.

At sunset, the water looks like liquid-gold, with depths of red fire. The sites to see are Fresh Water Fish Garden, Relaxation Zone, Rock Garden, Water in Recreation Zone. Daily open from 4 am to 10 pm.

Taukkyant War Cementery

The Taukkyan War Cemetery is a memorial to Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War. The cemetery contains the graves of 6,374 soldiers who died in the Second World War, the graves of 52 soldiers who died in Burma during the First World War, and memorial pillars (The Rangoon Memorial) with the names of over 27,000 Commonwealth soldiers who died in Burma during the Second World War but who have no known grave. There are 867 graves that contain the remains of unidentified soldiers. The cemetery was opened in 1951 and the remains of Commonwealth soldiers who died in Meiktila, Akyab (Sittwe), Mandalay, and Sahmaw were transferred here and the graves are grouped together by these battles. A large number of the 27,000 names of Commonwealth soldiers are of the many Indian Army and African soldiers who fought and died in Burma. Of the total, 1,819 graves, an unusually high number, are those of Indian soldiers.

Syriam(Thanlyin)

 

45 minutes drive from Yangon across the Thanlyin Bridge, which is located on the bank of the Bago River on the other side of Yangon. It is used to be an important trading centre in the 17th century under the Portuguese colonial administration. The old buildings still stand as evidence of the Portuguese occupation. Kyaikkhauk Pagoda and Yele Phaya (Pagoda on the small island) and old Ancient Portuguese Church are some of the places of interest.

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