5 things to do in Yangon when travelling in Myanmar

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Besides the natural beauty, Yangon also intrigued by the diversity cultures. It’s a city where many migrants, Yangon has a mix of culture and religion of the various communities. Moreover, this city is also the main gateway to Myanmar seaport, it was the economic center of the country.

It was founded in 1755 by King Alaungpaya. The forerunner of this city is the small town . Alaungpaya king who gave this place the name of Yangon, which means “the end of the conflict”. By the year 1885, the name was changed to Rangoon when the British colonial annexation of Myanmar.

Yangon is a city in balance of traditional and modern culture, make this area a destination worth visiting for those who want to see a different side of South East Asia.Yangon is one of the most attractive destinations when traveling in South East Asia. Yangon was promoted the “Garden of the Eastern”.

1/ Transportations in Yangon

There are many airlines that fly straight to Yangon (Myanmar), in addition to cheap flights, Air Asia had transited through Bangkok.
Moving in Yangon you should take a taxi or rickshaw, it like “cyclo”, interesting travel, or travel rickshaw locals, cheap price. But Rickshaw driver who did not know English, so communication is difficult. Thus you can have someone write Burmese paper travel guide and then held out for them to see.
In Yangon, the city don’t allow for motorcycles, so you can not rent cars. Taxi prices are rarely cheap, but almost they used car from the 70s.

2/ When will go Yangon?

Yangon (Myanmar) has two seasons. This autumn is from October to February next year. The rainy season is from July to August 9. The rainy season in Yangon rain all day and night, autumn is a good time for most travel in Yangon, from November to February, tourists to Myanmar very crowded because of the time little rain, mild climate. On May, July and September are few tourists to Myanmar. The tourist season is winter, prices more expensive, if you spend the savings on off-season choices.

3/ Accommodations in Yangon

Resort hotels in Yangon are generally higher than other countries in the region, but the quality of services isn’t good. The reason may be due to the slow economic development and the tourist authorities high toll.

4/ Tourist Attraction Places

Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock)

Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Golden Rock
Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) in Yangon

Kyaikhtiyo temple is regarded as the symbol of Myanmar, also known under the name “Gold Mountain Temple” or “Stone Golden Temple”. According to the legend on the rock, Golden Stone looks as slipping down but the fact still challenging weight laws throughout centuries.
Temple Kyaikhtiyo with a focus on Gold Stone – a mysterious arrangement of nature. Whether through millennia protruding over the edge of the mountain, this sacred stone still stands “inert liver and minnows periods”. Cult followers built a temple tower atop 7,3m high gold and gold across the surface rocks. Golden Mount temple Kyaikhtiyo reflective glow in the morning sun is magical image that all Buddhists are looking forward to worship. Along with many items temples, small towers dotting the campus green gardens, Golden Temple Mount Kyaikhtiyo become a unique architectural space, is the ingenious combination of natural and creative hand of man .

Sule Pagoda
Sule pagoda situated between the busiest intersection 4 in downtown Yangon. Sule Paya is a stupa octagonal 46m, linked to many stories of local lore. It was built 2000 years ago.
Opening hours: 6 am – 20 pm every day.
Tickets: 3 USD.

Sule Pagoda in Yangon
Sule Pagoda in Yangon

Botataung Temple
Temple is located on the waterfront of Botataung Yangon, the temple name means “thousand generals”, the name of this temple also shows its significance as it is the Burmese military generals and construction offerings. The entire ceiling covered in gold inside the temple, the walls are trimmed with gold so you feel a little dazzle to go inside the temple.

Botataung Temple in Yangon
Botataung Temple

Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedegon temple is a popular tourist sites most any visitor would have to go. Because located on top of a hill, it is considered the National security and pride of Myanamar.
Shwedagon Paya is one of Yangon’s most famous temple, here you definitely have to visit this temple. Temple Hill Singuttara standing on top. The temple has four gates, if the taxi driver that you tell them go to the main gate.
As many people here said that this temple has more than 2000 years old and it also kept four sacred treasures of Buddhism. In particular, the temple was decorated with thousands of rubies and diamonds.
Characteristic yellow pagoda, the temple was lit evening featured neon lights in the city of Yangon. Temple Garden also owns a large stupa, with more traditional materials such as wood and modern as the roof. We can say this is a typical temple, typical of Burmese Buddhism.
Opening hours daily from 4:00 am – 22:00 pm.
Tickets: 8,000 Kyats (about $ 8).

Shwedagon Pagoda the one of biggest temple in Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda the one of biggest temple in Yangon

5/ Shopping in Yangon

Mingalar Market
Located in the city’s Muslim region, Mingalar was the traditional markets, characterized Myanmar.

Bogyoke Aung San Market
When traveling Yangon, if you want to go shopping to Bogyoke Aung San able Market to buy the unique souvenirs. The market place shouldn’t ignore when you come the city of Yangon. It is considered the biggest traditional markets of Yangon, the market sold all requisites. In particular, the market also sells handicrafts items, jewelery, souvenirs, … and many other unique items.

Bogyoke Aung San Market Yangon
Bogyoke Aung San Market

Address: Bogyoke Aung San Road, Kyauktada township, Yangon

China Town
Go to Yangon China Town visitors will be immersed in shopping paradise with diverse variety of goods such as clothing, electronics, souvenirs, antiques, musical instruments, …

China Town in Yangon
China Town in Yangon

And South East Asia will surprise you with sightseeing and variety cultures of countries as Vietnam, Malaysia

2 COMMENTS

  1. I had actually never heard of Yangon before reading this post and now I see that it’s a place that I have to add to my bucket list! It looks very beautiful and seems to have a lot to do. I love going to China Towns around the world, so I especially would like to see that. Very informative post!

    • Thanks! I love going to China Towns too because it’s always crowded and funny with many shop and food market. Otherwise, I will be back Yangon this month. They have many wonderful and peaceful temple. It’s suitable time for you to relax and loose stress after a long working time. 🙂

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