Famous Pagoda in YangonPagoda in Yangon
Swedagon Pagoda is the most famous pagoda in Yangon, populated by local people and aliens. For the best travel season it is in the evenings when you not only see the sun set, but also the pagoda is illuminated after sundown. Even though the entrance fee is a little high, the place is a must if you are in the countryside.
And even if you've been to Yangon recently and have already seen a million and a pagoda. Don't be deterred by the entrance fees, costly but inevitable. Bare feet are necessary as with all Pagoda. After lunch we went to the Shwedagon Pagoda. It is a lovely place to observe for a while and a must to see when in Yangon.
Were you at the Shwedagon Pagoda?
Well-known pagoda of Japan outside Yangon
Yangon's populations have grown rapidly today as many more inhabitants from the countryside move to Yangon. This is why many locals are seeking to escape from Yangon to a cleaner and more naturally environment to unwind mind, lifestyles and soul. The Hmawbi is a small town about 100 kilometres from Yangon with a beautiful environment, large size tree, leafy rice paddies, cool products and a relaxed atmoshere.
This small town's verdant and unspoilt environment is a marvellous getaway from loud big towns. You will be able to breathe the breeze, taste the refreshing fragrance of the tree and the greens and unwind your mind with the beautiful scenery. The Hmawbi is also a favourite place because of its famous Japan Pagoda.
The large old pagoda was given by a Japonese to the Aung Dha Ma Yeik Thar Meditation Center and became known as the Japan Pagoda. You can see 301 antique Buddha pictures and astonishing because they seem so realistic and lifelike. The 301 Buddha pictures were painted by old nations and watched over by great mighty saccas and deity.
They say that the Pilgrim came to the old pagoda to answer their prayer with a 45-day vow. The number of visitors to the Japan Pagoda is higher in the winter and summers. Pagoda is open from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 16:00, but from 11:00 to 12:00 at lunch.
The journey to the Japanese Pagoda from Yangon is very simple with the Yangon-Hmawbi-Bus. There are many motorcycle racks from the Shan Chaung Pauk stop that will take you to the Japan Pagoda about 3 mile away. Since there are many people in the pagoda, the motorcycle racks offer a good level of services and you can be sure to use them.
It is a delight to see the town with its luxuriant verdant surroundings and the magnificent gold Japanese pagoda on the top of the Mt.