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Things to do in Myanmar - The top highlights only

Myanmar has many things for you to explore, be it religious attractions, architecture or the delicious food. Here are some of the must not miss things to do when you are in the country.


Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda

Standing tall at the height of about 100 metres, this Pagoda can be seen from most of the Yangon attractions. At the summit of the Pagoda, you will be able to see the hti, which will be completely covered with gold and other jewellery. This popular Pagoda is usually open for visitors from 4 a.m. and shuts only at 10:00 p.m. The entrance fee to look around this Pagoda is 8,000 kyats. This building is influenced by the leviathan style and is a definite wonder to look at. If this is your first trip to Myanmar and you are getting the help of a Myanmar travel agency the likes of Aitken Spence Travels Myanmar then make sure you add this place to the list of things you want to see.


Explore the town on foot, no vehicles needed

Regardless of which country you are travelling to, in any part of the world, for the best ways to explore the place you are on a holiday at, go around the city on foot. While you walk you will be able to take in so much of the area and its architecture compared to you going around in modes of transport. You will also be able to stop wherever you want and try the food at the street food stalls in Myanmar. The heritage and cultural wonder of the country has so much to show you if you choose to explore the town on foot.


Take time to explore the Sule Pagoda

All the roads of the town in Yangon lead to this Sule Pagoda. So, when you are in Myanmar, regardless of which part of the downtown you are exploring, just take a long walk and you will end up at this Temple. The entrance fee for this temple is 3 US dollars and it is open from 6 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day.


Shop at the local market

Established in the year 1926, Bogyoke Aung San Market is a local market that was formerly known as the Scott Market. Inside of Bogyoke Aung San Market, you will be able to buy various types of goods ranging from jewellery to fabrics, souvenirs, and handicrafts. If you are the kind of traveller who loves to shop for authentic souvenirs to take back home then Bogyoke Aung San Market is the place for you.


Take a walk around China Town

China Town in Myanmar is found to the west side of the Sule pagoda and spans over a large part of the area. Every street in China Town is known for delicious street food stalls and bbq meats. If you want to explore and taste all kinds of local and authentic dishes of Myanmar during your holiday, China Town is the place for you to go.

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