What to see in Yangon

Yangon Attractions

The shining jewel of Yangon's many attractions is Schwedagon pagoda, the golden temple visible throughout the city and an iconic sight emblematic of the country and its strong Buddhist traditions. Other attractions include the 2,200 year-old Sule Pagoda, the fragrant exoticism of Little India and Chinatown, and the vibrant night markets including Bogyoke Aung San Market, which is also arguably the best place to change money. Inle Lake is lined with gardens and luxurious villas and provides a cooling distraction at sunset, when locals and visitors enjoy the views. Another worthwhile stopover is a visit to recently released pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's house, on University avenue. Other popular attractions in Yangon include the Taukkyan War Cemetery, a beautifully maintained graveyard and memorial to those who died fighting the Japanese is World War II; The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue and Old Jewish Cemetery; and the Kyaikto, or Golden Rock, which is a glorious landmark.

The city has seen a big increase in tourists recently and infrastructure is improving to accommodate them, but one hopes Yangon won't lose its charm and off-the-beaten track appeal as it becomes more popular. It is a safe and exciting city is explore.

Bogyoke Aung San Market

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Lake Inle

Inle Lake, beautifully located at the base of steep green hills, is remarkable because of its inhabitants. Thousands…

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Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon pagoda is Myanmar's most famous sight, an iconic image of the country that stands as a highlight for any visitor…

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