Yangon, the capital, also considered as the Garden City of the East” is the gateway to Myanmar. adorned with idyllic lakes, shady parks and green tropical vegetation, Yangon is at once friendly and welcoming. Yangon is also a growing bustling business centre.
Yangon is the largest city and gateway to Myanmar. The name Yangon means “End of Enemy”. Always green with many shady old trees. The trip to Yangon tour highlights include are the great Shwedagon Pagoda. It is one of the most famous and interesting place. Sule Pagoda lies in the down town area, can be easily visit. Colorful markets of Chinatown , Botataung Pagoda, National Museum and the bogyoke Aung San (scott) market.
Yangon not-to be-missed attraction is the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda atop Singuttara Hill, considered by many as the greatest and most impressive Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar today. Originally 8.2 metres tall, now it stands close to 100 metres in all its glory through successive renovations by Myanmar monarchs. The Pagoda, more than 2500 years old, enshrines strands of hair and other holy relics. Colourfully dressed worshippers offering flowers, food, candles and water can be constantly seen circling the shrine daily. A sunset visit promises a spectacular sight, when the gold spire gleams and glitters in the light of the setting sun.
Maha Wizira Pagoda
The Maha Wizaya Pagoda was built on the Dhammarakkhita (Guardian of the Law) Hill which faces the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. in 1980 to commemorate the first successful convening of all sects of the Buddhist monastic order. under one supervisory body. It was built from funds donated by the people across the whole country. An image of the Buddha which was a royal gift from the King and Queen of Nepal is enshrined within the pagoda. All manner of traditional decorative art executed by modern artists and artisans grace this shrine and testify to the preservation of a national culture developed through the ages.
Sitting surrealistically on the Royal Lake is the Karaweik. With its double bow depicting the mythological karaweik, a water bird from Indian pre-history, and a many tiered spire carried on top, the Karaweik represents a fine work of traditional Myanmar architecture. Spend an unforgettable evening at this luxurious dining spot, enjoying an outstanding dance performance accompanied by classical Myanmar music.
Largest and liveliest of Yangonï¿½s markets, the Bogyoke Market is worth a wander with its wide and diverse range of goods from groceries to handicrafts, and antiques to the latest wear. It is a haven for souvenir hunters – one can find here the most exotic gifts or keepsakes and mementos for a lifetime.