Rangoon Things to Do

  • Shwedagon Paya
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  • Shwedagon Paya
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  • Shwedagon Paya
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  • 1. Shwedagon Paya

    Whilst there is a National Monument in downtown Yangon (see seperate tip) it is a modern, concrete pillar. For my money the true National Monument of Yangon, indeed Myanmar, has to be the Shwedagon...

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  • 2. Bogyoke (Scott) Market

    It´s the main bazaar of Yangon, located in Pabedan township. The market is housed in a beautiful colonial building built in 1926 and named after James George Scott (a British civilian who introduced...

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  • 3. Botatung Paya

    This Image, in it's own pavilion, is a famous image from the Royal Palace Mandalay that was taken by the British and spent many years in the V & A Museum London. It was eventually returned and now...

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  • 4. Kandawgyi Park and Lake

    I was impressed by the expansive acres of land that are transformed into public parks. Nevertheless none of them lies in the very centre of the town (which reflects in a chaotic atmosphere). From...

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  • 5. Sule Paya

    This place is not to be missed. A lovely pagoda in the centre of downtown - a place of calm in the middle of hubbub. As an aside, when I paid my $2.00 US entry fee, they immediately ironed the bank...

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  • 6. World War II cemetery

    The roads in Myanmar much better for the tourist destination now. Even monsoon time in Myanmar good enough to make a good trip. I would like to suggest you, you should better to visit Central Myanmar,...

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  • 7. Karaweik Royal Barge

    Karaweik (the legendary birld-mount of Vishnu) is an attraction on its own in Kandawgyi lake. It is a huge reproduction of a royal barge that sits (it doesn't float) on the eastern edge of the lake....

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  • 8. Rangoon / Yangon Zoo

    You can buy bananas or pieces of bamboo near elephants enclosure and feed them. They are chained and may get only one step. Poor ! And you know something ? There is white elephant in Yangon , but she...

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  • 9. Immigration Office

    Located opposite to the City Hall, this building with it´s patterns in yellow and red brick, was once one of the most fancy shopping stores in Southern East Asia. Actually it´s an inmigration office....

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  • 10. Chaukhtatgyi Paya

    A picture of me with the Buddha statue in the back showing the scale and perspective of the statue. There are some beams with the name of donors and the amount of their contribution surrounding the...

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  • 11. Theingyi Zei market

    Theingyi Zei market is even larger than Bogokye Aung San market (see seperate tip), and so this would stand quite easily as a shopping tip. However, the new "mall" style section of the market affords...

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  • 12. Sakura Tower.

    The only inteligent building in the city, this tall tower was designed by Japanese architects Nihon Sekkei Inc. It´s a modern building with few interest but it has a nice restaurant, the Thiripyitsaya...

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  • 13. City Hall

    Located next to Sule Paya in front of the Mahabandola park, this beautiful yellow building was built in 1939 by Burmese architect Sithu U thin. The building has a mixture of British and Burmese...

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  • 14. Sri Kali Temple

    Just by the edge of Yangon's chinatown, at the intersection of Anawahta and Konzaydan str is this colourful Hindu temple. By the time we got there it was closed (it was noon) but we were still able to...

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  • 15. Bogyoke Aung San Museum

    It's difficult to overstate the importance of Bogyoke Aung San in the Burmese national psyche. Effectively the founder of the modern nation he is completely revered and his statue is to be found just...

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  • 16. National Independence Monument

    Next to Sule Pagoda is the Maha Bandoola Park named after the national hero who stood up against the british colonial occupation. The park is dominated by a massive obelisk rising 48m from the ground,...

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  • 17. Strand Hotel

    The Strand Hotel is nothing short of a national landmark. It speaks of a time all but gone, and is the very height of colonial refinement. It is almost inevitably equated with the Raffles Hotel in...

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  • 18. Immanuel Baptist Church

    Another architecturally interesting place in downtown Yangon is the Immanuel Baptist Church. Bullt in 1885 , it is not actually the oldest Baptist Church in Myanmar. That honour belongs to the...

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  • 19. Law courts

    Located in front of the Mahabandoola park, this big red brick construction known also as the Supreme Court, was built in 1911 by architect James Randsome, and was the higest legal authority in the...

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  • 20. Mekong River

    I love rivers. I live near a large river. I particularly love Asian rivers (the Mekong is probably my favourite), so you can imagine I gravitated fairly quickly towards the Ayearawaddy (Irrawaddy)...

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  • 21. Port / river area.

    This river also known as the Hlaing river, is formed by the confluence of the Pegu and Mytmaka rivers, it´s a natural estuary or delta that runs from the city into the gulf of Martaban. It´s also...

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  • 22. National Museum of Anthropology

    The front entrance has an impressive array of gold ornaments. And the ground floor brims with the personal belongings of the last 2 kings of Myanmar. Take some time to follow the turbulent history of...

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  • 23. Fukinese temple.

    In Strand Road, in the area of Yangon's Chinatown, it's a pleasure to visit this chinese Buddhist temple and soak up the special atmosphere. In fact after so many pagodas this temple is welcoming to...

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  • 24. Chinatown

    The area in Yangon where you can find all things Chinese. The sale style of the shops are pretty old fashioned, where dried goods are sold from the gunny sacks and salted fish are homemade. Some...

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  • 25. St. Immanuel Baptist church

    Located at Maha Bandoola Road opposite to Town Hall and the Sule Pagoda, is St.Immanuel Baptist Church which is a testimony to the effects of missionaries in Myanmar during the colonial era. The...

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