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About Yangon

Although no longer the capital of Myanmar, Yangon remains Myanmar's largest and most commercially important city, with a population of 5 million. Since 2010, the city has undergone rapid development and real estate prices have skyrocketed, as both local and foreign investors scramble to take a foothold here. However, shantytowns still remain around the city. Downtown is a bustling core of market streets and motorbike traffic. Travelers will enjoy eating street food like mohinga, the national dish, and chatting with the supremely friendly local residents. The Shwedagon Pagoda is the top site in town, attracting both tourists and pilgrims from around the world. the best places to stay in town, look no further than The Strand and Traders Hotel Yangon.

Popular Attractions in Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda
4.7/5
663 Reviews
Ancient Pagoda
The Shwedagon Pagoda is an immense Buddhist shrine that was built an estimated 2500 years ago in Yangon, Burma. The native title for the shrine is Shwedagon Zedi Daw. It is also known in English as the Great Dagon Pagoda or the Golden Pagoda. This breathtaking pagoda houses several ancient relics and is considered the most sacred of all Burmese Buddhist shrines. It is located west of Kandawgyi Lake, on Singuttara Hill. At 325 feet high, this golden-plated pagoda completely dominates the city skyline. Many tourists choose to buy pieces of gold leaf from the vendors and apply it to the Pagoda as a token of respect for the beauty of this amazing gilded landmark.
Yangon Chinatown
4.5/5
209 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Yangon Chinatown has a history of hundreds of years and gathers about 150,000 local Chinese and overseas Chinese. The old and quaint colours of the street are unstoppable. In addition to numerous small commodity stores and snack bars, Yangon Chinatown also has Chinese ancestral halls and temples. Many Chinese people open restaurants here, dumplings, ramen noodles and other Chinese foods. Visitors who like Chinese food can eat more authentic Chinese food here.
Ngwe Saung Beach
4.6/5
108 Reviews
Beach
Ngwe Saung Beach is a resort on the southwest coast of Myanmar. With crystal clear blue waters, soft white sand beaches, sliced ​​coconut groves, and delicious seafood, it will satisfy your dreams of the beach, clean, quiet and laid back. Let you put down all the anxiety, irritability, and single-mindedly into the slow life.
Bogyoke Aung San Market
4.3/5
235 Reviews
Market
The new wing of the market which houses shops that sell medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods.

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Transfer from Yangon Airport to Hotel
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Sights, Sounds and Snacks of Old Rangoon
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FromSGD25.90
Private Inle Lake Excursion to Kakku Full Day
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromSGD265.90

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Trip Moments

Barry_Lu_Pengyu   
The stupa of Yangon has a lot to see. There are still many golden stupas that can be visited. Sureta is located in Bandura Square, and the whole city extends into its surroundings. The pagoda is named after the mud statue of the protector of the sacred mountain. The tower is octagonal, magnificent and has a Buddha relic. The British architecture, such as the City Hall, the High Court and the Independence Monument, surrounds the tower and encloses the tower. It seems to be the wall of the stupa, and it is also worth visiting.
Posted: 29 Dec 2018
Flunking_Jinshi_V   
Sulei Pagoda is located in the middle turntable of the old road in Yangon City. Renchuan’s endless vehicles rush through. There are stupas in the traffic carousel, and there are traffic turntables outside the pagoda. If the Shwedagon Pagoda is a landmark in Myanmar, then the Sule Pagoda is a landmark building in the old city of Yangon.  Suleibao Tower is located in the center of Yangon, next door to the city hall. Although it is not the same as the religious significance of the Shwedagon Pagoda, it has a history of more than 2,000 years. It is the religious settlement of the people in the old town of Yangon. In fact, Sulei Pagoda has a history of more than 2,000 years, which is much longer than the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
Posted: 6 May 2019
Flunking_Jinshi_V   
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and the Borobudur Tower in Indonesia and the Angkor Wat in Cambodia are called the three major monuments in Southeast Asia. The Burmese people regard it as a national pride because it enshrines many treasures of the world, such as Sakyamuni. Nie's eight heirs, detaining the Sun Buddha's staff, are waiting for the clean water of the Buddha, the Buddha's shackles. Looking far and wide, the Golden Pagoda is like an inverted clock. The whole tower is 112 meters high and is spread on 115 square meters. The most amazing thing is that the tower is covered with more than 1,000 pieces of pure gold foil. When the lantern was first set up, the whole building looked like a castle in a fairy tale. The treasure was flashing and solemn and luxurious. The night of the Shwedagon Pagoda is the most beautiful time of the day. Thousands of Buddhist believers pray here piously. The fragrance in the hands is stained with the light of the Yingyin fire candle. The smell of the agarwood is scattered all the time. The tired heart seems to find the destination. Generally, to calm down.
Posted: 4 May 2019
Barry_Lu_Pengyu   
Myanmar has one of the world's largest golden pagodas, the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. It is a world-famous pagoda. When the Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda was first built, the tower was about 8 meters high. It was rebuilt several times after the dynasties, and more than 2,500 years later. Today, the tower has been increased to 100 meters, the highest point in Yangon, and it can be seen anywhere in downtown Yangon. The base of the Jinta is 427 meters long. There is a fine metal cover on the top of the tower. There are 1065 golden bells, 420 silver bells, and 7000 rare red sapphire drill balls, one of which is heavy, along with 76 carats of precious diamonds. The tower has been rebuilt several times, and the gold on it is approx. 7,000 kilograms.
Posted: 24 Dec 2018
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The Ruiguang Golden Pagoda, also known as the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon or the Shwedagon Pagoda, is 98 meters high. There are 4 middle towers and 64 small towers around, which are magnificent. The Buddha is dedicated to the remains of four Buddhas, including the eight hairs of the Buddha Sakyamuni, and thus it is the most sacred pagoda in Myanmar. The Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, together with the Borobudur Tower in Indonesia and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, is known as the “Three Great Monuments in Southeast Asia”. When you enter the pagoda, you should pay attention to your attire. Avoid wearing more exposed vests, etc., and keep quiet in the temple. Opening hours: 4:00-22:00, 21:45 stop admission. It is open all day every day for two days, one day before the full moon day of the Burmese lunar calendar Tabaung month (around March), the day before the full moon day of the Burmese lunar month Wakhaung month (about June, the beginning of the Buddhist Lent). Tickets 10,000 Kia or 10 USD
Posted: 25 Dec 2018