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Top 7 Things to Do in Yangon - The other side of Myanmar

Explore the architecture, religious sites, parks and the delicious cuisine of Yangon, Myanmar. This beautiful country has an immense range of attractions to offer and to know what they are, read on.


Sule pagoda

It seems as if all the roads in Yangon lead to Sule Pagoda. Because of this, the Sule pagoda can be found in the middle of downtown Yangon. It is open from 6 am to 8 pm every day and there is an entrance fee of US$ 3. If you want a deeper look into the culture of Yangon, visiting this Pagoda will be a good idea.


Kandawgyi Park and Bogyoke park

One of the most beautiful spaces in Yangon is the Kandawgyi Park. The park is home to a lake boardwalk and overlooks the Shwedagon Pagoda. This is also one of the best places to watch the sunset in Yangon. An entrance fee of USD 30 cents is charged to access the restaurant area and another USD 2 or more to hop onto the boardwalk. Tourists can also opt to visit neighbouring Bogyoke Park. To find the park, go along Nat Mauk Street, and once you spot Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon midway in the street, keep walking until you see the Kandawgyi Lake.


Shwedagon pagoda

Standing tall at a height of 100 metres, this pagoda can be seen from most parts of Yangon. At the summit of the pagoda is the main attraction, which is completely adorned with gold and jewels. The Pagoda is generally open daily from 4 am to 10 pm and the entrance fee is 8,000 Kyats. This leviathan building is truly a sight to behold and an experience that simply must not be missed while on an adventure trip in Myanmar.


Walk around Yangon

One of the best ways to explore the city is on foot. While walking, you will be able to take in the architecture as well as sample the local street food found in Yangon. Ask the helpdesk at your Yangon hotel to find out which are the best places to explore on foot. The heritage and cultural beauty of Yangon are almost endless and will definitely do nothing but inspire you.


Chaukhtatgyi Paya

The Chaukhtatgyi Paya, also known as the Chak Htat Gyi Buddha, refers to a Reclining Buddha statue that is around 66 metres in length. The entry to see this Reclining Buddha is free.


Walk into Chinatown

Chinatown in Yangon is located in the west of the Sule Pagoda and covers the area between 24th Street and 18th Street. Each of these streets is known for delicious street food such as rice congee, BBQ meats, and pork skewers, so make sure to bring your appetite on your tour. Chinatown is best visited in the evenings when the day is cooler.


Shop at the Bogyoke Aung san market

Founded in the late 1920s, the Bogyoke Aung San Market used to be known as the Scott Market. Within the Market, guests can buy a variety of goods that range from jewellery to fabrics and souvenirs. If you’re looking for authentic and well-crafted souvenirs, then this is the place to at.

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