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Always green with lush tropical trees is Yangon, the Capital city and the gateway to Myanmar by air and sea. Almost all International Airlines serving Myanmar fly to Yangon International Airport. So one-night stay in Yangon is recommended before visiting or traveling to the up-country and one night at the end of the trip.

Yangon is also a growing bustling business centre. The name Yangon means “End of Strife”. The city today still maintains its colonial charm and gracious turn of the century architecture. The City of Yangon was once the cleanest city in Asia, Yangon is known as the “Garden City of the East.”

 Some Highlights:
Shwedagon Pagoda

shwedagon-pagoda01Shwedagon Pagoda is the prominent landmark visible from miles around. It is one of the wonders of the worldYangon’s not to be missed attraction is the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda Towering almost 100 meters above the green city-scape of Yangon. it is believed to have been built more than 2500 years ago. Shwedagon pagoda a top Singuttara Hill, considered by many as the greatest and most impressive Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar today. Colorfully dressed worshippers offering flowers, food, candles and water can be constantly seen circling the shrine daily. A sunset visit promises a spectacular sight, when the gold spire gleams and glitters in the light of the setting sun. It is the essence of Myanmar and being a place that never fails to enchant. A visit to Yangon is incomplete without a visit to Shwedagon.

Kaba Aye Pagoda

kabaraye-pagoda01The name Kaba Aye in Myanmar means “World Peace” to which this pagoda is dedicated. Built in 1952, the pagoda is significant for the Sixth World Buddhist Synod which was held in its large compound in 1954. The Buddhist Art Museum and Maha Pasana Cave are also located in the same compound.

 

 

Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda

6htutkyi-pagoda01This colossal (70 metres long) Reclining Buddha is one of the largest images in Myanmar. The original image was built in 1907. But it has suffered damage due to climate over the years. In 1957 it was demolished and rebuilt to this structure in 1966. Located on Shwegondine Road.

 

 

The Karaweik

karaweik01Sitting surrealistically on the Royal Lake is the Karaweik. With its double bow depicting the mythological karaweik, a water bird from Indian pre-history, and a many tiered spire carried on top, the Karaweik represents a fine work of traditional Myanmar architecture. Spend an unforgettable evening at this luxurious dining spot, enjoying an outstanding dance performance accompanied by classical Myanmar music.

 
National Museum

national-museum01The Mandalay Regalia-the majestic Lion Throne of the last Myanmar King takes centre stage among the museum’s collection of historical, ethnological and archaeological exhibits, tracing the early history of this famed ancient region. Artifacts of various ancient periods, musical instruments and paintings are exhibits. Located at 66/74 Pyay Road.

 

Bogyoke Market

bogyoke-market01Largest and liveliest of Yangon’s markets, the Bogyoke Market is worth a wander with its wide and diverse range of goods from groceries to handicrafts, and antiques to the latest wear. It is a haven for souvenir hunters - one can find here the most exotic gifts or keepsakes and mementos for a lifetime.

 

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