Yangon Sites to seeSights in Yangon
Things to see in Yangon that are less well known?
Undoubtedly, Shwedagon is one of the most important places of worship in Yangon and all of Myanmar. It is probably my preferred way to see a town other than through food by going to a souvenir shop - which of course is directly related to the food. 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.
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. Yangon Chinatown usually relates to the area of 24 to 18 Streets, just south of Sule Pagoda in central Yangon. Yangon city centre is messy, frantic and there never seems to be a calm or boring time.
This is the opposite of Kandawgyi Park, one of the luxuriant Yangon-lakes. A Buddha sculpture stood on the same spot, but about fifty years ago it fell and was finally overthrown. From time to time I like to go to one of the local art galleries where I am really interested, but in most cases I like to touch them.
Throughout Myanmar, rail is a widespread mode of transport, and there is a circuit in Yangon that the British already constructed in 1954. 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. 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.