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There are 7 other activities in Yangon, Myanmar.
Although Yangon is no longer the capitol of Myanmar (this honour was bestowed upon Naypyidaw), it is still the biggest town in the land, as is its business and intellect. With Yangon gold palagodas, dilapidated old houses from the Colonies, lively marketplaces and a delightful inner town, it is no wonder that the town experiences a wave of holiday.
The majority of travelers go to Shwedagon Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, Taukkyan War Cemetery and Botahtaung Pagoda. All these are great places, but there are many other sights and attractions in Yangon that are well deserved a stop; these options are often less overcrowded and less touristic than the major tourism itineraries.
There are seven ways to enjoy your stay in Yangon. If you are in Yangon, the Shwedagon is stunning and definitely deserving of a stopover, but don't miss the Sule pit. The approximately 2,500-year-old gold eight-sided marble couch is encircled by several smaller stupa, 10 bronce bell and eight Buddha pictures; it also contains a Gautama Buddha-reliquary.
Sule Pagode was used during the English Colonization as a center for urban development and as a rendezvous for Myanmar kings. Nowadays, the pit was a rendezvous point for the 1988 rebellion and the 2007 Saffron Revolution. Thinking of Yangon, you may not think of fine arts studios, but the capital actually has a flourishing artscape.
Artefacts and works by some of Myanmar's top performers, among them former prisoner politicians. When you have a moment, visit the Pansodan Galerie, a favourite venue for locals, and the Nawaday Tharlar Galerie, opened by Ko Pyay Way in 2012. Would you like to take a look at everyday living in Yangon away from the messy trade mall?
Climb into the Circle Line Coach, a slowly moving 45 km long Yangon orbit. Circle Line Trains run from Yangon Central Railway Station every 45 min to onehr. The Mandalay Restaurant at Belmond Governor's Residence is one of the most sought after tourist attractions in Yangon.
At Aung Thuka, 17 (A), West Shwe Gon Daing Road, near Shwedagon Pagoda, is a favourite. Rather than visiting one of the trendy shopping centres around Yangon, you should try the Bogyoke Aung San Markets (sometimes labeled with its old UK name, Scott Market). Nearly 100 years old, this square is home to over 2,000 stores that sell clothing, crafts and jewelry, among them precious stones and iade.
Whilst the Royal Culture Show at Karawiek Palace is a very beloved event, try something else and capture Shwe Daung circuses under the big top in People's Park (next to the Shwedagon Pagoda). Organized by a leading concert promoter in Europe, the show will feature more than 20 one-of-a-kind shows by 18 artists from Myanmar and around the globe.
From Thursdays to Sunday there are shows that you can attend even if the show does not take place; they are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for you. Yangon has several well-known Yangon properties, but new international brand names are opening throughout Yangon, such as Novotel Yangon Max.
The 5-star Novotel features roomy, contemporary rooms, a large swimming Pool and a spas and gym. If you are travelling on a larger scale, the Yangon Stadium is an ideal option. When you fly from Singapore to Yangon, the flying timeframe is only 3hrs. TIGERARAIR takes a 7:25 plane from Singapore to Yangon and picks you up at 9:05.
During an early morning departure, you will be awarded additional urban travel to maximize your Yangonization. Many thanks to AccorHotels, Scoot and Asia Holidays who made our journey to Yangon, Myanmar possible.