Rangoon Things to Do

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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • 1. Shwedagon Paya

    As Rudyard Kipling the famous English author and poet described a long time ago, Burma (now called Myanmar) is a "Land like no other," the Shwedagon pagoda in the former capital of Yangon is truly an...

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  • 2. Bogyoke (Scott) Market

    First of all, this market is officially called "Bogyoke Market" after General Aung San the father of Burma's independence. 'Bogyoke' is the Burmese term for General. However, it is still known as...

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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. 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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  • 5. Karaweik Royal Barge

    If you want to take in a Myanmar cultural show with dinner included, I would strongly recommend the Karaweik Palace floating restaurant on Kandawgyi Lake. (Kandawgyi means 'great royal lake'). I have...

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  • 6. 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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  • 7. Rangoon / Yangon Zoo

    As any kid growing up in Rangoon, (or Yangon as it is called now) going to the zoo was always a treat. At that time my father's cousin was director of the Rangoon Zoo, as it was called then, and we...

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  • 8. 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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  • 9. Chaukhtatgyi Paya

    4 out of 5 stars

    Just a short distance away from the city's main tourist attraction, the great Shwedagon pagoda, is the Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda where you can see the third largest reclining Buddha in Myanmar (indeed,...

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. Port / river area.

    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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. 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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. Mekong River

    While at Botataung pagoda, which is by the banks of river Yangon, I thought that probably walking there might offer some good views. Alas!! Unlike Bangkok or even Vietniane, the capital area next to...

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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 25. Mahanbandoola Park

    Only a hundred meters from the Sule Paya is this very quiet Park. We payed 100 K for two persons and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. You have a beautiful view on the old Post Office and the Colonial...

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