Yangon Division Things to Do

  • Shwedagon Paya
    by Avieira67
  • Shwedagon Paya
    by Avieira67
  • Shwedagon Paya
    by Avieira67

Yangon Division Things to Do

  • Shwedagon Paya

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 Paya. You can see it from just about everywhere in town, but it is only when you go there that you appreciate the scale and majesty of the place. The...

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  • Bogyoke (Scott) Market

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 the football in the country). The market has more than 2,000 shops (antiques, art galleries, hadicrafts, gems) and is really a shopper´s paradise. I...

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  • Botatung Paya

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 resides here.

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  • Kandawgyi Park and Lake

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 Shwedagon and onwards beautiful public parks are there for people to have their pic nics or have a leisure walk. Due to limited time, we left our last day...

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  • Sule Paya

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 notes :)

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  • World War II cemetery

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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, Mandalay, Bagan and Shan state, Inlay Lake, you can spend the time and enjoy with local lovely peoples. 10 day is good enough to make trip these...

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  • Karaweik Royal Barge

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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. This structure is an upmarket functional restaurant holding dance performances in the evenings (remember it's state owned)

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  • Rangoon / Yangon Zoo

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 is not in Zoo , you can see her in area by the road to airport. She is almost saint for burmese people...

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  • Immigration Office

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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. The building as some others in the area are crumbling after years of neglect from the military regime, but it seems that things are changing now and...

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  • Chaukhtatgyi Paya

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 statue.

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  • Theingyi Zei market

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 great opportunities for sitting, having a beer (as pictured) and people watching. The place to be is in one of the several outdoor bars on the first...

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  • City Hall

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 architecture with some interesting details as the green peacock ornamentation above the main entrance, and the Burmese designs on the pillars and roof.

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  • Sakura Tower.

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 Sky Bistro at 20th floor, with great views of Dowtown, Chinatown and the Shwedagon Paya. I was invited to lunch here by my friends of the 7 days tour...

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  • National Independence Monument

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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, surrounded by 5 smaller columns and bronze lions. The obelisk symbolizes Myanmar and the smaller ones the 5 partially autonomous states. The whole...

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  • Bogyoke Aung San Museum

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 about everywhere. Additionally, every settlement of any significance has a street named after him, indeed, one of the main roads in Yangon is named...

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  • Sri Kali Temple

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 admire the brightly colored temple tower filled with sculptures. Along with the chinese temples make a delightful difference from the Buddhist...

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  • Mekong River

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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) when I got to Yangon (Rangoon). This particular river really is the main artery of the country, providing a transport infrastructure and livlihood for...

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  • Strand Hotel

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 Singapore, and it is very impressive inside and out following a multi million pound refurbishment a few years ago. I'm told it even has a steam driven...

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  • Immanuel Baptist Church

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 so-called "Judson" church, also in Yangon, founded by an American missionary. Should you wish to worship here, Sunday service is at 0830 hours.

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  • Law courts

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 country until 2006 when the court was moved by the military governement to Naypydaw. Actually is under a restoration work.

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  • Port / river area.

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 connected to the Irrawady Delta ( sadly famous for the Nargis cyclone, the second.deadliest cyclone in recorded history, almost 85,000 people were killed...

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  • Fukinese temple.

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 the eyes. Both exterior but mainly interior (see additional photos) one can enjoy attractive woodcarvings, red black and golden colors...

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  • National Museum of Anthropology

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 these people. Myanmar has been occupied by the British the Japanese and have been an oppresed for generations. They have survived and are trying to...

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  • Chinatown

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 stalls do not have fixed price for weighing and selling fruits, so be used to paying for fruits according to that "handful" or approximate...

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  • St. Immanuel Baptist church

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 church itself is located in the upper floor and there are several other activity rooms in the lower part

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  • Mahanbandoola Park

    Rangoon Things to Do

    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 Palace of Justice with the English Clocktower

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  • The Strand Hotel

    I wanted to visit this hotel as it was built by the Sarkie brothers who created so many wonderful old Asian hotels such as the Raffles, Singapore, the Majapahit, Surabaya, the E&O, Penang.We came here for a drink, reclined in our rattan chairs, listened to the whir of theceiling fans and thought about the past. Atmospheric.

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  • Bogyoke Aung San Market

    We really enjoyed visiting this market. It had great souvenirs and they were all very cheap. I'm not sure if I have any photos though. Found one.

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  • People's Park

    People’s Park is located near the western stairways of Shwedagon Pagoda. It was very close to our hotel so we decided to visit. It is around 135. acres in size and was first opened in 1990. The Park is well known for its white elephant fountain. There were also various tanks and things around.

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  • Kandawagi Lake

    There is a pleasant park surrounding this150 acre lake. It is a lovely place for a stroll once you have paid your entry fee, camera fee etc The most scenic and photogenic part is Karaweik Hall.

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  • The Sule Pagoda

    This is also an old and famous religious site. We got a bit annoyed here as we paid our entrance fee, then were asked to pay again, explained that we had paid, continued, then were asked to pay again, of course, we just explained all over again, but it did not make for a very relaxing visit. The Sule pagoda is located in the centre of a busy...

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  • The Shwedagon Pagoda

    This huge gold stupa rises over Yangon. It is Yangon's most famous and most sacred sight. Archaeologists estimate that the pagoda was first built by the Mon some time between the 6th and 10th centuries. The Pagoda stands on a platform covering over 5 hectares on a hill 58m above sea level. Legend states that it was founded by two merchants who met...

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  • Shwedagon

    Como me faltaba aluna foto repito el templo As some pictures were missing I repeat the temple

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  • Parques- Parks

    Cuando te cansas de callejear puedes irte a pasear por alguno de los parques, en alguno te cobran, pero son de lo más tranquilos que te puedes imaginarWhen you get tyred of strolling you may go to seat in some of the parks , in some of them you must pay , but they are as quite as you may imagine

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  • De los más grandes- One of the biggest

    El Buda de Chaukhtatgy junto con el de Bago son de los m?s grandes que hay en el pais.Los pies de Buda son dignos de verseThe Chaukhtatgy Buddha and the one in bago are the biggest sleeping Buddhas in the country It is really interesting to see the Buddha feet

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  • Desilusión Maha Wizaya

    Nos llevamos una gran desilusión cuando entramos en este templo ya que pensabamos que Swedagon era parecido y la verdad es que no nos pareció ninguna maravilla , aunque hay quien dice que es muy atractivoEsta al lado del Shwedagon y se pasa a este através de una pasarelaWe were disappointed when we went in this temple as we thought that should be...

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  • Templo del atardecer - The dusk temple

    Al ponerse el sol y cuando empieza a oscurecer se llena el templo de gentes de todas las edades que vienen a rezar y a hacer ofrendas a los distintos budas que hay en el templo.Este templo se ve desde practicamente todo Yangon ya que esta sobre una colina en la que se puede acceder en un ascensorRealmente es un sitio que vale la pena pues además de...

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  • Sule Paya

    Esta situada en el centro de Yangon completamente integrada con la vida de la cudad. En su estupa central se dice que hay un pelo de BudaLa cúpula de la estupa no es convencional ,ya que pasa de la base octogonal a una forma de campana , terminando en una forma de cuenco invertidoIt is located in Yangon center fully integrated with the town lifeIn...

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  • Sule Pagoda

    Sule Pagoda's situated in the heart of Yangon....This pagoda is said that the central stupa enshrines a hair of the BuddhaOpen 6am to 8pm, daily.Admission fee : Free.

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  • Street Markets

    Under the awnings on many of the streets you will find everything for sale from fruit to cheap sunglasses! I certainly bought a bunch of fruit from places like this. Oranges make a great snack and give you the vitamin C you need!! You need but a few hundred Kyat for a big ol bag of Oranges!

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  • Golden Stupas everywhere at Shwedagon...

    You can look in any direction once you're in the grounds of the Shwedagon Paya and you'll see golden stupas everywhere! It is such an awesome place. It is a very special place for believers and regular tourists alike!! You better bring extra film or have plenty of space on you digital card!!

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  • Water Jars at Shwedagon Paya

    You can see water jars at many different pavilions at Shwedagon Paya. They are used as a sort of prayer wheel based on what I observed. Water is drank from each jar in a clockwise way and a prayer is said.

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  • The Maha Titthadaganda ...Min's Bell

    The Min's Bell was cast in 1841 and weighs a whopping 42 tons!! You don't want to drop it on your toe! LOL The building that it's in is also very beautiful. The ceiling is made of laquer and inlaid with glass. This pavilion is found to the right of the Eastern stairway landing. There is a wooden mallet sitting there too for you gonging pleasure!!...

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