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Top 7 Activities in Yangon, Myanmar
I spent a whole months in Indonesia and then came to the liveliest and liveliest town in Myanmar. But I didn't know what to do in Yangon except to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most well-known and loved places in Yangon. However, after doing some research and asking local people, I found some other sights in Yangon that are well deserved to visit.
Yangon, Myanmar's biggest town, was established as Dagon at the beginning of the eleventh century. This was also Burma's capitol until 2006, when the army moved the capitol to Naypyidaw in the centre of Myanmar. Today, the town still preserves part of its colorful past in the large and green alleys and houses of the Colonies, along with some prominent street fairs and street fairs full of people.
Myanmar, and Yangon in particular, has recently become one of the most popular tourist locations in Southeast Asia, with over 1 million visitors in 2015. There' s a lot to do and see in Yangon and my schedule of rides doesn't contain everything to do in the town, just what I think is best.
It' not surprising that the number one on my best places in Yangon is the Shwedagon Page. Built around 600 BC on Yangon's highest mountain, this gold bell-shaped marbled marbled marbled marbled marbled marble grave is the holiest Buddhist marbled marble marbled marble grave in the world.
More than 100 small shrines, pavillons and other useful building surrounds this huge and impressing podium. This is the little stupas and Buddhas pictures surrounding the major Stupa, Shwedagon and Yangon and Myanmar. Since my entrance to the Shwedagon Lounge was open for a whole afternoon, I visited the Shwedagon Lounge twice, once during the afternoon and once at the end of the morning.
It' s hard to tell which is the best season, but at dusk the lights are great and the view of the panorama is fantastic. Once you have visited, you will find it easy to see why Shwedagon is one of the best activities in Yangon. Situated to the south of Shwedagon Lagoon, this man-made pond is one of the two big Yangon seas and one of the most cool places in town.
Kandawgyi is about 8 km long and is encircled by the Kandawgyi Nature Park and the Yangon Zoological Garden. There are many places to eat, such as the famed and legendary Karaweik - a real reproduction of a 1972 Myanmar King's flat boat - and a system of raised logging paths ideal for a late or early dawn outing.
It is also a great opportunity to be in the midst of this busy town. Hiking around Lake Kandagwyi, dining in one of its good and inexpensive waterfront dining areas and relaxation in the garden are some of the things you need to do in Yangon. P.S.: During my stay some of the boards were not safely fastened, so please be careful.
Situated north of Lake Kandawgyi, Chauk Htat Gyi is another famous sanctuary and one of Yangon's best touristic sites. It is home to a very striking and eccentrically positioned 65m long Buddha sculpture, adorned in vibrant colours: gold garment, pure whiteness, reddish pencil, shady eyelids and reddish fingernails.
It is definitely one of the best things you can see in Yangon! P.S.: Just opposite the Chauk That Gyi Pagoda is the Nga Htat Gyi Tempel, in which there is a giant Buddha picture with a gold attire. The five-story fossil collections of the 1952 established five-story building include everything from antique artefacts, regal enthrones, Myanmar printmaking and calendar painting to painting, musical instrument and more.
My favorite items were the imposing regal crown rally and folk costume. Sadly, not many visitors to Myanmar National Museum, but it is an ideal way to get to know Burma's past and present and to appreciate works of art that you may not have seen before.
At first I wasn't sure if I should go to this place, but I really love it and I think that this is one of the best things in Yangon. P.S.: The National Park is about 10 minutes walk from the People's Square and National Park, one of the largest in Yangon, in front of the Shwedagon Pagoda.
It is the largest town in Southeast Asia with the highest number of houses from the Spanish colonies, mainly in the inner part. Several of these monuments, built at the beginning of the twentieth centuries during the colonisation of Britain, are still well conserved and give the town an interesting personality and a mixture of architectur. Situated in the centre of the town, the distinctive Sule is one of the oldest and the second holiest in Yangon.
The 44-metre-high, bell-shaped marble is something to be amazed at, even if you don't go in, whether during the afternoon or at nights. Some very nice houses near the Sule pit, among them the town hall, but what captivated me was the view of a mosque and a Baptist temple right in front of a Buddha school.
Because of all these factors, Yangon's inner center is definitely one of Yangon's most interesting sights. Boyoke Aung San Markets is another interesting point in Yangon. The covered square has many shops that sell clothing, jewellery, Burma crafts, clothing and medicine, as well as arts and crafts shops and is known as the place to buy jewellery in the town.
Even if you don't want to buy anything, it's still a good idea to stop by the square for the house itself, an excellent example of rural architectural style with scenic cobblestone roads. In case you don't know what to buy in Yangon, the Burmese lacquerware, Buddhas and dolls are there to kill you.
Unfortunately, I don't think the Bogyoke Market will last much longer, because during my March 2017 trip a large and contemporary shopping center was opened right in front of it. Situated on the banks of the Yangon River, the Botataung is one of the most venerated in Yangon, as it is the other one, which also contains a holy Buddha reliquary.
This 40 metre high gold coupe is one-of-a-kind because it has a scoopedupa. Whilst most stupas are sturdy and open to the general view, the visitor can go through them. The pavillon is nicely ornamented, full of good ideas and was my favourite part of the world. These are only seven of the best things you can do in Yangon in three or even two working nights.
There are some who call the Ringbahn and Lake Inya funny activities in Yangon, but I didn't like any of them that much. However, I enjoyed running through the city of Yangon and seeing Myanmar residents who are very kind and always willing to speak with you to practise their English.
Travel safely and savour Yangon. Where' s Yangon? The Yangon is situated in Lower Burma (Myanmar) on the Yangon-Bago River converge, about 30 km from the Gulf of Mars (see chart here). So how do you get to Yangon? The Yangon International Airport (also known as Yangon Mingaladon Airport) is the first port of call for most travellers from abroad.
Several of the airlines that fly to Yangon Airport are: When' s Yangon? The Yangon has a temperate tropic weather, which means it is warm and moist all year round. Myanmar, like other South East Asia states, has a wet period that lasts from June to October; and a drought that is divided into two periods:
The best period to come to Yangon is from November to February, when the climate is drier and more comfortable. Yangon in early March 2017, and it was very warm. What is the best place to spend the night in Yangon? In Agga I lived in Bed and Breakfast, in the city center, the best area in Yangon.
Backpacker (Bed & Breakfast), Hotel Zia and Little Yangon Hostel. Luxury: Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Park Royal Yangon and Sule Shagri-La. You can obtain a Myanmar Visas on-line (eVisa). It' a very easy procedure and you can collect your visas at Yangon Aiport. The best way to get from Yangon International to the city centre is by cab, and you can use the stand at the Yangon International Center to order one.
If you take the coach from Yangon to Bagan, I recommend that you buy the tickets at the coach terminal, as I pay a higher fare at the same time.