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Sights in Yangon, Myanmar
It is Myanmar's biggest town and former capitol; while the administration has relocated to Naypyitaw, Yangon remains one of the country's two main centres (Mandalay, the former imperial capitol, is the other). Sub-Burma's Mon tribe established the town as Dagon in the eleventh century.
King Alaungpaya of Upper Burma captured Dagon in the seventeenth and renamed it Yangon - "end of the conflict". It was named Yangon by the colonizers who took over the town in the eighteenth-century, a name to be used outside Burma for the next 200 years. It is still Myanmar's centre for economy, policy, religion and cultural heritages.
To get an idea of the Yangon's position in the story, visit the pages below. Yangon's skies would not be the same without the Shwedagon Lagoon, the city's most beloved cultural and worship site. Shwedagon is the oldest of the pagodas in the word, with more than 2,600 years of use.
Known as the Gold Pagoda, Great Dagon Pagoda and Shwedagon Zedi Daw, this gold Stupa is considered the holiest Buddhist pagoda, a statute conferred by the remains of the last four Buddhas in it: eight wisps of Gautama Buddha; the Kakusandha wand, the twenty-fifth Buddha; the Konagamana Watershedrapper, the twenty-sixth Buddha; and a part of the Kassapa Gown Buddha Goth.
Shwedagon' s gold tower is only the most striking feature; a multitude of chests, swallows and swapas have spread around the tower over the ages, each a testimony to the complexities and passions of Burmese Buddhism. Learn more about these sights in Shwedagon. When you enter one of the most sacred places in Myanmar, take some safety measures and obey these easy stile rules....MORE LABEL.
The Kandawgyi Sea, one of two seas within the boundaries of the town, was built to provide the town with safe waters during Britain's time. It is artificially constructed and canalized by the other Yangon Sea, Inya. The Kandawgyi is an important setting for Burma's advertising spots and films thanks to its beautiful scenery with a view of the Shwedagon Pagoda.
There is a large amusement area around the lakeside, a carnivalesque backdrop with state-of-the-art entertainment such as videogames and an Icelandic exhibition, where children have to put on coat and boot before boarding. There are several idyllic riverside resorts in the reserve with views of the lakeside and near Shwedagon Pagoda.
When the pagoda illuminates the skies at noon, the view of the pond is fantastic. Three of Myanmar's major buddhistic pilgrimages are located in the Yangon area. Apart from the Mahammuni Pagoda in Mandalay, the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda are claiming the pious Burmese's loyalty.
The Kyaiktiyo is like no other in Myanmar: it is a giant, gold-covered rocks bobbing on a rocky ridge on the hillsides of Mount Kyaiktiyo. It is believed that the stone is held in place by a wisp of Buddha's coat.
This impeccably maintained commemorative parc is Myanmar's biggest military graveyard, previously hidden in other less easily accessed graves. Taukkyan, unlike other Yangon themeparks, does not require an entry ticket and can be reached in 45 minutes from downtown Yangon.