Where to go in Yangon MyanmarWhich way to Yangon, Myanmar?
Eleven fun activities in Yangon, Myanmar
It is a town full of personality to do, to see and to dine with so many interesting things. I think it is a mix of rides and provides a good starting point or place to explore the town.
But, as I say in almost all the papers I am writing, it is not so much about the celebrated things to do in every town, but rather about the town, the way of living, the way of living, the way of living, the things that go on along the roads and in the corners and corners - Yangon is no different, and it is a great place to wander around on a walking tour and see what there is to see (you have to see many things).
Undoubtedly, Shwedagon is one of the most important places of worship in Yangon and all of Myanmar. Reaching a heigth of 99 metres, the pavilion's gilded chedis is seen throughout the town, shimmering in the unbelievably gilded outdoors. There was so much money, I could hardly look into the pit stop without blinking my eyelash!
SWEDAGON PAGODE swedagon pagode is a well-preserved memorial and holy place of worship for many Myanmar Buddhists. Once there, you will see humans perform a variety of ceremonies according to the date of birth, and humans will also circumnavigate the basis of the page.
At the top of the page ant, in this little gilded parasol known as a hip, one of the interesting things you can imagine is that there are golds, gems and thousand of beads. Although there are some pairs of glasses on one side of the panorama, it is still difficult to see the beautiful top of the canopy.
One of the things you need to do when you are in Yangon is to go to the Shwedagon Pagoda. It is probably my preferred way to see a town other than through a meal by going to a souvenir shop - which of course is directly related to the cuisine. In the end, everything comes back to the meal.
However, I think attending a Yangon supermarket is one of the most important things you can do. They get to know so much more of the locals living and see what goes into the locals nutrition that is a bulk of being. When I went to Yangon in 2011, I made the journey to the Thiri Mingalar Square on the edge of the city.
It is one of the biggest wholesalers in town, and it is a great place to go if you want an action-packed marketing adventure. But there are also many new stores in Yangon town. The most noteworthy is the road 26, opposite the Shri Kali Temple, known as Thein Gyi Town.
In Yangon, one of the interesting things about this Yangon store is that despite the bustle of the store and the sellers who sell in the midst of the street, small vans are still being driven through. If there is an approaching car, the salesmen will flit to push their things aside, but the low lying bins of groceries will stay and the car will run directly over them.
This reminds me of the Maekling trains in Thailand (one of my first movies I ever made). Not only is the Sule in Yangon a sacred and historic symbol, it is also a symbol of the town; it seems that all the streets in Yangon town centre finally leads to the Sule outpost.
Not only is the Sule Passover recognised and appreciated for its long past, it has also been used as a place for political strategy, demonstrations and protes. When paying the $3 admission price, you will have the opportunity to see the pit stop up-close.
But there' s not really much to see in the pit (it's not as impressing as the Shwedagon pit), so I think it's actually better to see the Sule pit from the outside and discover the surroundings. The Bogyoke Aung San Markt, also known under its former name Scott Markt, was constructed in 1926 according to a plan from the UK-Colonisation.
Outside the square there are a number of paved alleys with stores on both sides, and there is also a large interior area that is more like a bar. To be honest, I'm not a big admirer of the fair itself, it seems to me to be a little on the tourist side, and the price is also not very high.
There is a wide range of things to buy in an area and it is a beautiful, neat and well located mar ket. Yangon Chinatown usually relates to the area of 24 to 18 St., just south of Sule Pagoda in central Yangon. It is one of the most bustling and action-packed areas of the city, especially in the evenings, when the roadsides are full of grocers who sell everything from groceries to conveniencefoods.
Twentieth is known for its traditional dishes such as rices and roasted pigs. Nineteenth is known as the Grillstrasse, a side street bordered by China dining, which has display cases full of everything you can select and grill. Simply take a meal in one of the restaurant, select the kebabs you want and unwind while your meal is being made.
I and Ying had dinner at Shwe Mingalar, mainly because they had a good choice of cuisine. Nineteenth is also a place to relax, a place where both local and tourist come to relax and enjoy a good time. Yangon city centre is messy, frantic and there never seems to be a calm or boring time.
This is the opposite of Kandawgyi Parc, one of the luxuriant Yangon Lakes. There are a number of eateries on the eastern side of the palace, such as Karaweik Palace, but also some other recreational lakeside eateries where you can dine and enjoy a meal (Ying and I had a meal at the Malihku restaurant).
Kandawgyi Park's other part is the lakeside promenade, a lovely raised deck where you can go for walks or sports, with magnificent lakeside vistas, the Karawiek Palace and the Shwedagon Pagoda in the foreground. When you go in the evenings, on a lovely sunny days (when it does not rain), you have a wonderful look at the Shwedagon Pagoda.
The Kandawgyi Park is one of the great activities in Yangon, because it is such a variety and an oasis of peace in the otherwise pulsating city centre of Yangon. Directly opposite Chaukhtatgyi Paya there is another well-known sanctuary, the Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, which you can also attend if you are interested.
From time to time I like to go to one of the local art galleries, but in most cases I like to go for a walk in a town. We had a plethora of artefacts, sacred relicts, works of art, culture declarations and ethnic groups, and tonnes of gold items from the Myanmar imperial court.
For more information about Myanmar's past and if you are enjoying a visit to a local heritage site, I would say that a visit to the National Museums is one of the activities you should do when you are in Yangon. The Feel Restuarant is just around the corner from the National Museums (more information will follow soon), a great place to try everything Myanmar has to offer.
Throughout Myanmar, rail is a widespread mode of transport, and there is a circuit in Yangon that the British already constructed in 1954. It is almost 50 kilometres long, has 39 stations and lasts about 3h. I and Ying agreed to leave one afternoon and we got to Yangon Central Railway at about 9:30am.
A trip on the Yangon Railway is not really a time-honoured event, but it is a great way to see and enjoy the city' s cultural and living environment. Also I liked that we abandoned the most part of Yangon and took a quick look at the landscape.
When you have half a full working days when you are in Yangon, and if you are interested in seeing the Yangon lifestyle and lifestyle, then it's quite nice to take the circuit. The high point of my trip was the Danyingon railway which was almost in the centre of the line, where there was a giant vegetable fair awaiting transport.
From Yangon Central Railroad railway yangon is situated between Sule Pagoda and Pansodan Streets just south of Sule Pagode. and it took me about ten to get off the Sule Pagoda. You never know what you'll find, see or feel if you walk around by chance in a town such as Yangon.
Besides dinner, walking around Yangon is one of my favourite pastimes. Shops of all kinds, bustling cuisines, relaxed stands, sidewalk market and roads full of colourful products, religious monasteries... and this is just the beginning of what you will see.
At the end of July I was in Yangon when it was the monsoons wet spell, and although it was raining like mad every day, it was still so astonishing to see the town flourishing and busy - raining or sunshine. If you explore Yangon on your feet, you will have the chance to see something interesting or to observe the detail here and there.
Yangon is such a bustling place and although it looks a little disordered, the town works and runs somehow. There was no way for me to do this myself, but there are also free tours of Yangon if you are interested. Be sure to walk carefully along the major highways, walkers have no right of way, so be cautious, but otherwise you'll just start running through the inner cities and you'll see how things unfold in front of you.
Burma lies between India, China and Thailand, and the flavours of its cuisines have been shaped by this range of nationalities. Much of Yangon's visit to Myanmar is based on indigenous Myanmar cooking and infusions. When you walk down the road in Yangon city centre, you can' t walk more than a few paces without getting to the next caterer.
Among the most favourite Myanmar cuisines, available almost everywhere, is a meal named Mahinga. Yangon is also home to another meal not to be missed: Taphet choke or marinated lettuce. It is a standard meal found in the restaurant and at the streets.
For dinner, at last, a journey to Yangon would not be completed without a full Curryfest in Myanmar. I' ve been to various Yangon restaurant and have specialized in all types of curries. A further part of the eating habits I like in Myanmar is to drink teas. In Myanmar's socio-cultural context, it is important for every pavement in Yangon to be filled with teas all the time.
To drink a cup of coffee on the side of the roads, seated on a mini chair, is one of the great pleasures of the city. Security Note: Hygiene is not always the best when it comes to Myanmar's outdoor cuisine, so you must exercise your own confidentiality and try to select stands that are staffed with clients and where the meal looks intact.
Particularly I like the snack stands just south of Sule Pagoda around the back of Yangon City Hall, where there is a high volume of groceries. During my first journey to Yangon in 2011 there was very little request for Yangon as there was very little holiday.
Things have now shifted and the tourist industry is expanding so quickly that the Myanmar (and Yangon) infrastructures could not keep up. We were very satisfied with the room, the services and the situation - a very recommendable place.
The best way to get the most out of Yangon is simply to run around without a plan and let the town run around. If you are willing to take a rest, simply join the others by taking a crimson-plated, roadside footstool, ordering a Myanmar lettuce or a dish of savoury samosa, drinking a cup of warm teas, smiling and taking in the Yangon people.
Yangon's welcoming cultures, the exquisite diversity of cuisine, some truly wonderful rides and the vibrant, endless excitement of Yangon are just a few of the many things you should do. Hopefully you liked this tape and the piece about some of the most important things in Yangon.