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Top 7 Local History in Yangon - 2023

Updated Sep 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

    Yangon Chinatown

    200 Reviews
    3km from downtown
    "One of my favrite place to go . many good food are there and ♥️♥️"
    Highlights: Yangon's Chinatown has a history of hundreds of years, gathering about 150,000 local Chinese and overseas Chinese. The scene on the street looks a bit like China in the 1960s, and the old and simple tones make people imagine. The century-old Guanyin Temple (known locally as Guangdong Temple) is a popular gathering place for tourists. During the day, there is a lot of traffic in front of the temple, and the inside of the temple is crowded and very lively. Visitors can come here to chat with the temple guards about their hometown. When the lights are on, the sidewalk in front of the temple becomes a night market selling watermelon, small oranges, big durians and other fruits and clothes. In addition to numerous small commodity stores and snack bars, Chinatown also has Chinese ancestral halls and temples. Many Chinese have opened restaurants here, and Chinese food such as dumplings and ramen is readily available. Tourists who love Chinese food can eat more authentic Chinese food here.
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  • No.3

    Botahtaung Pagoda

    70 Reviews
    4.2km from downtown
    "Very beautiful, very golden color, walk to know the history of Burmese. Walk to see the pagoda, very beautiful."
    Highlights: Port Tao Pagoda, also known as Thousand Buddha Pagoda, was built at the same time as Sulei Pagoda. Bombed by the Royal Air Force in 1943, it was rebuilt in the second half of the 20th century. Many artifacts and jewels dating back more than 2,000 years have been found in the reconstruction. Legend has it that more than 2,000 years ago, India sent a thousand guard soldiers to escort the Buddha's hair relic to Myanmar to teach Buddhism, and these thousand guard soldiers were buried here. So far, the Buddha's relics of the Buddha's hair are still preserved in the pagoda.
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  • No.4

    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.5

    National Museum of Myanmar

    69 Reviews
    1.5km from downtown
    "The majestic spirit of the Shwedagon Pagoda is completely unexpected to see many ancient buildings, and there are indeed very moving buildings, such as the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Mahal in India, and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, but no imagination has been thoughtfully prepared for the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, and I really didn’t expect it. The Shwedagon Pagoda is so big."
    Highlights: This museum introduces the history of Myanmar from various aspects such as history, religion, and craftsmanship. The first floor displays the treasures of Myanmar's past dynasties, the second floor displays various Buddhist artworks, and the third floor is mainly paintings. The collections on display at the museum range from royal treasures to obsolete weapons. In addition, there are also preserved instruments, relics and various Buddhist scriptures left by the eminent monks of the past dynasties.
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  • No.6

    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.7

    Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple

    19 Reviews
    2.5km from downtown
    "Chinese shrine, Chinatown in Yangon is also prosperous, faith, Buddhism from Shantou, distant places, later, with kindness, gulungan and Prani."
    Highlights: Qingfu Palace is the largest Chinese temple in Yangon. The temple is dedicated to Guanyin, and there are people drawing lots at the door for divination.
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