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Top 5 Instagram-Worthy Locations in Yangon - 2023

Updated Oct 2023
  • No.1

    Shwedagon Pagoda

    762 Reviews
    187m from downtown
    "Yangon Dajin Temple (Shwedagon Pagoda), alias Rui Daguang Tower, is the symbol of Myanmar state, located in the San Ding Gudala Mountain, the tower height of 112 meters, the tower is 115 square meters, built in 585 years, with Cambodia's Angkor Wat, Indonesia's Borobudur together, known as "the three major monuments in Southeast Asia". The shape of the Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda is like an inverted giant clock, built with bricks, the tower is affixed with more than 1,000 pure gold foils, the gold used is more than 7 tons, the tower is surrounded by more than 10,000 gold and silver bells, the tower is all cast with gold, there are 1260 kilograms of metal umbrellas, Around it are 664 rubies, 551 emeralds and 443 diamonds."
    Highlights: The Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon is located on the St. Dingu Dala Mountain, which is the higher part of Yangon and the core of the local Buddhist beliefs. The conical main tower is nearly 100 meters high, the tower body is wrapped in gold foil, and there are thousands of gold and silver bells hanging around it. The dazzling Shwedagon Pagoda is even more brilliant in the morning and evening when the sun is slanting, and it is still lit up at night, which is magnificent. As a must-see attraction in Yangon, many people come here to worship Buddha and sightseeing every day, and it is even more crowded during festivals. Tour Guide To visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, there are four entrances to the east, south, west and north. There is a unique Burmese-style sphinx at each entrance gate. You have to climb more than 100 marble steps to reach the big platform. Walking on the big platform, you will be able to witness the splendid Shwedagon Pagoda, and there are dozens of small Buddhist pagodas of different shapes around the main pagoda, some with golden tops and white walls, some with broken glass collages, and some with pure solid wood. Built with gold paint, it's spectacular. Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred pagoda in the area, and it also houses the relics of four Buddhas. Many people sat on the big platform to pray to the Buddha, or meditated and recited sutras in the Shwedagon Pagoda. They were very devout. You can go around the Shwedagon Pagoda in a clockwise direction to see its appearance, then visit the golden Buddhist hall, admire the jade Buddha statues, and understand the local Buddhist culture.
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  • No.2

    Sule Pagoda

    224 Reviews
    3km from downtown
    "The area around Sule is amazing. theres maha bandula park, which is a great place to chill and relax. Maha bandula street is full of amazing street food. theres also some beautuful colonial buildings in the neighborhood, and the beautiful white government building as well. Sule pogada is beautiful, with white and gold everywhere. "
    Highlights: The Sule Pagoda is a landmark building in the central area of Yangon, and the city of Yangon extends around this pagoda as the center. The tower is 46 meters high, the tower body is gilded, and the tower base is octagonal. It is said that the pagoda was built more than 2,000 years ago and was named after Sule, the protector of the Kakusana Bodhisattva era, after the monk who welcomed the holy relics returned from India. Inside the tower is a statue of Sule, the patron saint of the holy mountain where the Shwedagon Pagoda is located.
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  • No.3

    St. Mary's Cathedral

    76 Reviews
    2.9km from downtown
    "St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon is a huge foreign style church, it seems to be a building built in the colonial period, the whole church environment is quite elegant, here can see a lot of religious characteristics of decoration and layout, design style."
    Highlights: St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon was built in 1895. It is a neo-Gothic style building. It is the largest Catholic church in Yangon. Many British priests have preached here. Although the exterior of the church is made of red brick and stone, with two minarets, it looks very eye-catching and very Western, but the soaring arcades and colorful decorations inside combine a variety of Southeast Asian elements, which together give people a solemn, Elegant feel.
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  • No.4

    Yangon City Hall

    52 Reviews
    3km from downtown
    Lavender and Sun
    "Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, is also the largest and most developed city in Myanmar. When I came here, I felt that I was really in the city for the first time. It was too traffic jam! The best and most developed place for Yangon city construction should be around Yangon City Hall, and there is also a shopping mall area. There are quite a lot of Chinese in Yangon, and I have met many Chinese in shopping malls, and some come here to do business."
    Highlights: The Yangon City Hall, built in 1936, is the office of the Yangon City Development Committee. The City Hall is located in the center of Yangon. There are many important buildings in Yangon such as the Sule Jinta, Mahabandura Park and the General Post Office near the City Hall. The architectural style of Yangon City Hall combines colonial-style buildings and Burmese-style roofs. The roof is recognized as a model of Burmese architecture due to its traditional structure of "Paya Pagoda".
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  • No.5

    Kyaik Htee Yoe Pagoda

    34 Reviews
    Thaton District
    126.1km from downtown
    "Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State about 130 miles from Yangon. One of the most spectacular places I visited. Amazing rock! The golden rock is one of the three most sacred religious sites in Myanmar, along with the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Temple. Nice panorama view from the top.The transfer is one of kind. Once arrived at the village, you'll need to park and hop on a lorry truck to go to the top. One of the craziest ride ever had but definitely worth it. It's a MUST visit!"
    Highlights: Dajinshi (also known as Jietiyou Pagoda) is a pagoda with a unique style. A shaky gilded boulder stands on the edge of a cliff more than 1,100 meters high, on which stands this mysterious Buddhist pagoda. This is the national treasure of Myanmar and a very sacred miracle in the hearts of the Burmese people. Compared with the stupa that is hundreds of meters tall in Myanmar, the Jietiyou Pagoda, which is about seven meters high, is really insignificant. But it is amazing that it is built on a boulder shaped like an egg, with a smooth surface and a diameter of seven or eight meters, and only a quarter of the bottom of this boulder hangs obliquely on a raised rock on the mountain, like a gust of wind It can be scraped off. The reason why the big golden stone can stand on the side of the mountain so defying gravity is said to be because three Buddha hairs are hidden in the stone. Dajinshi is a Buddhist place that Burmese people must visit in their lifetime. Many Burmese people who believe in Buddhism have come here every year to worship, make and repay their vows since childhood.
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