5 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN YANGON

5 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN YANGON

Shwedagon Pagoda is inlaid with thin gold foils
Yangon – the former capital of Myanmar is the largest tourist city in Myanmar, where well-known tourist attractions locate. Tourist services in Yangon are also diverse and professional. Foreign visitors would be surprised when sightseeing Shwedagon Pagoda, Botataung Temple, Bogyoke Aung San and Chinatown,… Indochina travel Myanmar

  1. Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda- source: internet

Gold Shwedagon Pagoda is the place where travelers request to visit most in Yangon, it can be considered as a symbol of Myanmar. Until now no one has dared to confirm exactly when this temple was built, many scientists have hypothesized that it has existed more than 2,000 years. At present, Shwedagon Pagoda still preserves four sacred treasures of Buddhism. The pagoda is inlaid with thin gold foils that makes it become extremely attractive and eye-catching, especially in the dawn or sunset. The temple is also decorated with thousands of diamonds and rubies.

Shwedagon Pagoda is inlaid with thin gold foils

Shwedagon Pagoda is inlaid with thin gold foils- source: internet

  1. Botataung Temple

After visiting Shwedagon Pagoda, the next tourist attraction must be Botataung Temple, a very attractive landmark in Yangon. This temple is located along the river bank of the city, the name of the temple means a thousand generals because it was built to pray and support for generals in the military of Myanmar. Visitors would be amazed at first impression when coming to Botataung Temple  because the ceiling and the walls of the temple are all inlaid with gold. The space is totally peaceful and serene, which help visitors feel relaxed and comfortable.

  1. China Town

Almost in any major city in Southeast Asia, it is easy to see Chinese community intermingle with indigenous people and Yangon is no exception. Chinese people living and working here are very crowded, which creates interesting and fascinating  cultural feature here. In China Town, there are various shops selling food, clothing, household items. The key attraction is that China Town is considered as a miniature of Chinese country. There is not much difference between the lifestyle of Chinese here and in their motherland. Besides, visitors can stroll around the night market in China Town, enjoying delicious Myanmar and Chinese dishes such as Shan dumplings, Shan noodles, coconut cakes,… See more: luxury mekong river cruise

China Town in Yangon, Myanmar

China Town in Yangon, Myanmar- source: internet

  1. Bogyoke Aung San Market

During the trip in Myanmar, almost all visitors also want to buy some souvenirs gift and  bring them to relatives, friends, family,… And Bogyoke Aung San Market is a great place to purchase gifts. This is the largest traditional market in Yangon, which sells almost everything of Myanmar people such as handicrafts, jewelery, souvenirs or even longyi long dress,…

  1. Walking Street in Downtown Yangon

Walking route in Downyown Yangon is the home of tranquil Yangon in the early morning, with flocks of pigeon flying over the sky, and then swoop down when people feed them. Though walking street have many alleys, all of them are numbered in succession. Therefore it’s quite easy to track them down, each corner is a market selling all kinds of goods. When sunset, this route is filled with glittering crepuscle light and serene Yangon turns to bustling and noisy, colorful and energetic. Hence, the route is really praised by not only Yangon natives but also by foreign tourists, making anyone curious about this tourist attraction.

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