The antique capital of Yangon burma is one of the most beautiful destinations when traveling in Asia. Coming here, visitors will be completely conquered by the lush green park, shady trees, and tropical green plants. This is why Yangon is called "Garden of the East". Previous starting your Yangon adventure, let’s learn some primary information about it and what to do when you come here in the below article
General Information about Yangon myanmar
Yangon was the capital of burma until 2006. This is the largest city and most important commercial center of myanmar.
Yangon myanmar is at the convergence of the Bago and Yangon Rivers, about 30 km from Martaban Bay and coordinates 16 ° 48 'N, 96 ° 09' E (16.8, 96.15). Its canon time zone is UTC / GMT +6: 30 hours.
Yangon has a tropical monsoon climate in the Köppen climate classification system. The city has a rainy season lasting from may to October, which receives heavy rainfall; and the dry season from November to April. Yangon has a region that is said to possess a amazing climate, not as harsh or changeable as some other countries in Southeast Asia. That’s why you could get to to Yangon all year round.
A Corner of Yangon burma
What to do in Yangon?
1. Travel Shwedagon Pagoda
The original and most important religious site of Yangon myanmar is Shwedagon Pagoda.
citizen said that "not come to Shwedagon, not come to Myanmar". You will could truly understand the sentence from the moment you step into the 2500-years-old temple. This is really a masterpiece that architects and builders created for this country. Visitors could even realize the gleaning tower of the temple from numerous locations in the city.
Shwedagon Pagoda is open from 4 am - 10 pm every day. Numerous Buddhist pilgrims to get to as well as visitors to visit in the afternoon. This is the site to watch the sunset extremely good. When you get to the temple, you have to carry off your shoes, so carry a bag of nylon shoes, then put them in your backpack. Note when visiting the pagoda at noon, this time the heat will make the brick background extremely hot, you need to be careful when walking barefoot.
Shwedagon - The Golden Pagoda in Yangon
2. KANDAWGYI Lake
This lake is one of two major lakes in Yangon myanmar, located in the East of Shwedagon Pagoda, the lake is artificial and it has charming views.
Kandawgyi located in the population of the charming Kandawgyi National Park in the heart of Yangon. This is what a perfect destination for people who love the peace and calm, away from all the hustle and bustle.
Come here, you may see numerous charming views at any time of the day. Among that, most of the visitors such as the setting of the sunset when the sea sky changes numerous brilliant colors.
3. BOGYOKE AUNG SAN Market
This market is situated on Bo Gyoke street. Here, besides admiring the architecture of this market, visitors can also buy some loveable handmade souvenirs for their friends and relatives like carpets, paintings, jewelry, wood carvings, etc.
Some traditional markets tend to inclue more abundant foods in the morning than noon and evening. But Bogyoke Aung San is not. Whenever you arrive, you can quiescent enjoy fantastic food. However, you ought to keep in mind that the market closes pretty early, around 5 pm.
If you just want to experience pure local markets, it's a splendid idea to adventure other markets, like Thiri Mingalar, where there are countless products and intriguing food. As for Bogyoke Aung San, it is also an architectural and historical adventure.
4. Sule Pagoda
After visiting Shwedagon Temple, Sule Pagoda is the second temple you should get to in Yangon burma. The temple is visited regularly and revered by local citizen.
Visitors may visit the Sule Pagoda at any time of the day. You may not be planning to get to the Sule Pagoda prior, but during your Yangon trip, you will maybe be passing through because of its location on the main road in the center of the city.
5. RECLINING BUDDHA AT CHAUKHTATGYI PAGODA
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple is the most well-known Buddhist temple in Bahan Township, Yangon burma. When you enter this temple, you'll see its most notable attraction. That’s a 65-meter long bejeweled reclining Buddha. It's big and imposing with delicate features.
You may enter Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple for free, however, there will be some charity boxes for you to donate.
If you're visiting off the City Circular train, get off at ‘Myittanyunt' and carry a short taxi ride to the temple from there.
Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda Yangon myanmar
6. PEOPLE'S PARK AND PEOPLE'S SQUARE
This destination is called ‘’the pocket of greenery’’ in the center of Yangon myanmar. This is a favorite spot for couples.
It's also ideally located for views of the Shwedagon Pagoda across the road. So don’t forget to take a short stroll through here on your way to the Shwedagon.
7. CHINA TOWN
China Town may appear in different countries and all of them are full of interesting things. Yangon burma also has Chinatown. Don’t forget to spend the time to go to this town.
Moreover, to feel the life of the citizen here and inclue some comparisons with the Chinatown that you have arrived, you can also enjoy countless charming dishes.
The best time to explore China Town in Yangon is in the evening. Come here and feel the lively atmosphere of the neighborhood and taste the delicious food.
8. Yangon’s road food
Wander around Yangon's city center, you will contain the occasion to relax Myanmar's street delights such as Koh Pu, Koh Pieh, Nangyithoke, Kauknyintok, or Bein Mont, Mont Lone Yay Paw,… A day in the life of Yangon’s road food will leave you opening your eyes, licking your fingers to taste the typical cuisine of myanmar
You'll often notice "Safe Food" slapped on a vendor's cart. This is also an unforgettable experience for visitors.
9. NATIONAL MUSEUM
Situated on a attractive and spacious campus at 66/74 Pyay road, Dagon District (Yangon Region of Myanmar), the National Museum of myanmar was built in 1996 as a glamorous five-story building, introducing Myanmar's luxurious historical and cultural collections in the areas of archeology, ethnography, habit, religion, and culture - art ...
The entry fee for foreigners is 5,000 kyats (about US$3.60) and it should be noted that bags and cameras are not allowed inside. However, lockers are available for use. For those who want to beeline it to the Royal Lion Throne, it's conveniently located on the ground floor, not far from the entrance. It has its inclue room, which is clearly marked; you can't miss it.
In addition, if you possess much time, you be able to join in other activities such as get to Swal Taw Pagoda, Taw Gyi Temple, realize Saint Mary’s Cathedral, sit at a local tea shop, enjoy sunset views at Botahtaung harbor,… Hope that your days at Yangon burma will be wonderful!