From time to time, Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is known as one of the largest cities in Myanmar. It owns vast culture and many magnificent and magical places for the traveler to discover. Besides, in Yangon, the traveler can not only see the beautiful destinations, but also meet the most genuinely friendly local people in the world.
Planning to visit Yangon, the first and foremost experience people should prepare is gathering and choosing some things to see and do in Yangon.
1. Catching sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda
Yangon is known as a paradise of pagodas with a colonial architecture design. When it comes to Yangon’s pagoda collection, the travelers cannot forget the biggest and the grandest one, Shwedagon Pagoda. Going around Yangon, people can see the pagoda easily because it was built on an elevated hill. It becomes one of the most factors that contribute to the name “Shwedagon Pagoda “. The other interesting side of this place is the way it appears before everyone. Shwedagon shimmers in the day light and sparkles when it is dark, which makes Yangon impresses the traveler there.
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2. Travelling by Yangon Circular Train
This is one of the cheapest ways to go around Yangon. Travelers can travel by Yangon circular train in about 3 hours to enjoy and capture lush farmland, suburban neighborhoods and rural villages in Yangon. It is believed that people can have a general view about Yangon after their trip by Yangon circular train.
3. Gazing with Chaukhtatgyi Paya (Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha)
The travelers can gaze with Chaukhtatgyi Paya which stretches 65 meters reclining Buddha. The Buddha appears with the bright white face, brilliant red lips and bright blue eye shadow. Chaukhtatgyi Paya impresses in people’s heart and mind the sophistication and skillfulness of Yangon locals architecture abilities.
4. Visiting Yangon City Hall
Yangon City Hall was built by the combination between British and Burmese designed architecture. This hall is the central administration and also the head of which is Yangon’s mayor. Yangon City Hall is situated in the center of Yangon and the tourists can see the beauty of this hall from many sides around it.
5. Taking ride in Dala village
What make the ancient tradition of a place are its villages, Yangon is not an exception with its Dala village. Travelers can go around it by ferry riding. They can observe and choose the best souvenirs to bring to their country as clothes, combs, mirrors, etc. After Dala village’s trip, the traveler can have a wonderful image about Yangon’s culture.
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6. Enjoying Road Side Tea Stall
Enjoying beautiful places in Yangon is not enough; loitering on the block and sidewalk in Yangon, the travelers can meet many tea stalls. It is easy to realize them by their plastic tables and chairs. There are two kinds of teas people can order as plain Chinese style green tea and Indian style chai. It cannot be denied the wonderful feeling when people try a cup of tea and contemplate the beauty of Yangon.
7. Visiting Kandawgyi Park
Kandawgyi Park is a suitable destination not only for the tourists but also for families and kids when they need to relax after stressful time. There are some festivals or concerts held within the year. People come there always satisfy with its peaceful atmosphere and also close scenery.
8. Eating Yangon’s Street Snacks
Besides tea stalls, street snacks draw attraction to the tourists with the spicy street snack. This food helps the travelers can save time when they have many places to go and miss breakfast or lunch. Enjoying snacks and tea stalls is a good choice for the tourists when they wander in Yangon’s streets.
9. Visiting Drug Elimination Museum
The traveler cannot miss the meaningful place at Yangon. This museum was built in the late 1990s to certify what the people did to against the drug problems. Maybe people can go to many museums in the world, however, it is believed that drug elimination museum can impress and make the tourists remember it when they leave here.
10. Discovering Yangon’s Markets
The travelers can see, try and even buy some pretty souvenirs at Bogyoke Aung San Market, Mingalar Market, etc. There are so many options for them to choose: traditional burmese garb, tourist tack and other interesting things.
It is believed that the tourists to Yangon will not come back home fast without experiencing its marvelous sightseeing places there.
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