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05 Fun Things To Do In Yangon – The Experience Of A Lifetime

Yangon is a delicious mix of hustle and bustle. Myanmar's capital city is the perfect Asian hub for experiencing the culture, religion and exotic traditions. Its also the kind of place to mingle with crowds, avoid traffic and enjoy. Check out these fun things to do in Yangon.


Visit The Shwedagon Pagoda

This revered shrine is the most important in all of Myanmar. Its an iconic landmark and one that will impress. The golden chedi of this beautiful pagoda is visible from all points of the city, making it a looked for landmark when exploring. The Sedona Hotel Yangon is just 2 minutes from this attraction. Its location is one of the best when looking for the most conveniently placed Yangon hotel Myanmar has to offer. You will do well to choose a well-placed hotel in Yangon, as it will cut down the time you spend travelling along the traffic congested streets. Visit the pagoda to see how traditional rituals are performed. Take a closer look at the top of the chedi, above which is a golden umbrella encrusted with precious jewels, and watch as devotees perform age old acts of merit and ask for blessings.


Explore The Fresh Market

Being a foodie is one of the best perks of a holiday. For a taste of local bites and observing lifestyles, make sure to visit Yangon Fresh Markets. One of the best bazaars for exploring is Thiri Mingalar Market. One of Yangon's largest wholesale markets, Thiri Mingalar is perfect for experiencing the hustle and bustle of a typical Asian market. There are other fresh markets too located closer to your hotel in Yangon. Check out 'Street 26' also called Thein Gyi Market located opposite the Shri Kali Temple. The temple too is a pretty good place to explore. These markets are a mix of vendors, shoppers and even vehicles driving through the madness! Go experience it all!


The Sule Pagoda

All roads lead to Sule Pagoda! Well, downtown Yangon Roads! This cherished landmark has been the centre of attraction for ages. Apart from being an important navigation point in Yangon, the Sule Pagoda area is home to numerous government offices and has been a focal point for holding political rallies, protest demonstrations and meetings. You must pay a fare to enter the premises of the pagoda. However, the interiors are not very interesting but exploring the surroundings is good to get a better understanding of Yangon and its policies.


Visit A Colonial Market

If you love exploring and shopping, do add the Bogyoke Aung San Market to your list. The market was set up in 1926 and is part of Yangon's British colonial heritage. The place offers a step back in time experience. And still retains its vintage British style. Cobblestone roads and English style market stalls make the place a huge tourist attraction. In fact, the place is aimed at tourist and is not your everyday run of the mill type local market. But do visit the place for its colonial charms and interesting shopping allures. The market is noted for its stalls selling jewellery, handicrafts, art works and traditional Burmese wear, as well as, fabrics.


Treat The Foodie In You At Chinatown Yangon

Chinatown occupies a stretch along 24th Street all the way to 18th Street. As with all Chinatown's you encounter anywhere in the world, the place is a vibrant mix of culture, lifestyles and delicious hub-bub of everyday activities. Enjoy the colourful surroundings as you dine on the fabulous array of street food and shop for souvenirs.

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