Pilgrims with the background of prayer halls and shrines
at the north-west corner of Shwedagon Pagoda
of some five million people, is a city of style and dilapidated grandeur.
Yangon is a fascinating city with a history spanning more than two millennia,
though it has been the capital for just 100 years. Strolling through
Yangon is most agreeable and safe. Yangon history is firmly linked to
that of the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of Asia’s pre-eminent religious monuments.
You will not have been in Yangon long before you catch a glimpse of
Scene of Bogyoke
(Scott) market and its
Scene of earthen
market at Pottery
Village in Twantay
Scene of various
Shrines on Shwedagon
in the late afternoon
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is the dominant attraction for both the foreign
visitor, and the local resident alike. It is a magnificent, shimmering
spire of gold rising 326 feet (100 m). During your visit, you will be
able to witness the endless procession of worshipers coming to pay their
respects. The spectacle of the Shwedagon is one life’s most memorable
travel experiences. The wide marble-paved platform is ringed with shrines
and pavilions built in the best designs of religious architecture with
ancient carvings by master artisans. Dawn and dusk are the best time
to visit the Shwedagon.
Strolling around the heart of downtown: In the heart of Yangon,
there stands Sule Pagoda, a beautiful octagonal golden stupa with a
legend dating back 2,000 year. From Sule Pagoda it is a pleasant stroll
to the Strand Hotel, another historic landmark of Yangon.
Building of British-time
architecture at the heart of
ceremony to monkshood on
Public Ferry across
Yangon River with the
background of Yangon
half day excursion, down the river in the early morning to visit a delta
pottery village, seeing rural life and then return to Yangon by car.
Bogyoke Aung San
Market: For market lovers, this one is a pure delight.
The Circle Line:
Perhaps the best way to see Yangon for the first time is to go to the
Central Railway Station and take the Circle Line train which chugs slowly
around the city. Throughout the two-hour journey, the traveler can observe
the daily life of the city dwellers. The scenery is both urban and rural
and half of the journey is watching the other passengers.
In the Museum, you will see a collection of royal memorabilia, colonial
period artifacts, items from Bagan early history, Myanmar musical instruments
and folk arts of the tribal people of Myanmar.