Myanmar's (Burma) former capital, Yangon (Rangoon), the "End of the Strife", is the main gateway to Myanmar. Yangon has tropical green trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes, earning it the moniker & # 39; Garden City & # 39;. Yangon is famous for its world-famous, magnificent, gold-enriched Shwedagon Pagoda. This charming landmark appears in the distance in front of the eyes of travelers approaching the city. It is the most popular place of worship for Buddhists all over the world. There are many other wonderful Pagodas also found in Yangon. You can take day trips from Yangon to Bago, an ancient city of the 15th Century; to Thanlyin, a capital of the 17th Century; and to the Portuguese & Yele Pagoda Cemetery on a small island in Kyauktan. Visitors can also reach Twante by taking a boat trip along the Yangon River.
Twante is known as Myanmar's historic pottery center and the industry still operates today. The Yangon Center also has some British colonial architectural gems, worth a visit. The famous Chinatown district, again downtown Yangon is a magnet for tourists, coming alive especially in the evenings.
Sule Pagoda is beautifully located in Yangon city center. At 157 meters high, it remains the tallest building in the city area. It was built about 2200 years ago. It can be called an oasis of peace in the heart of the busy modern Yangon.
Maha Pasana Guha (Great Cave). It was specially built to hold the sixth Great Buddhist Synod. It is supposed to resemble the Satta Panni Cave of India & Slovenia, where the First Buddhist Synod took place shortly after the death of Buddha & # 39; It is 455 meters long and 370 meters wide and has an assembly hall that can seat up to 10,000 people. This artificially built cave lies in the vicinity of Kaba Aye.
Chauk Htat Kyee Reclining Image of Buddha. A wrapped Buddha, Chauk fitkyee Pagoda was built in 1907, but it suffered damage due to the climate over the years and at 72 m is about as large as the Shoethalyaung wrapped Bago & # 39; It's located under a metal roof shelter in Lan Shwegondaing in Yangon.
Pagoda by Htat Kyee. This Buddha image is the second largest Buddha image in Yangon. It is located in the most ancient site of Buddhism, very close to the Buddha figure that envelops Chauk Htat Kyee.
Mahawizaya Pagoda is located about 500 yards away from Shwedagon Pagoda, on the corner of Shwedagon Pagoda Road and Oo Htaung Bo Road, Maha Wizaya Zedi was built on DamaraKhita hill. The area is 11,099 hectares. It was founded on July 25, 1980. Its total height is 134 ft and is built on the base of 165 E8 E. It is not a solid structure but has a hollow (cave shrine) with a diameter of 60ft and a height of 46ft.
Maelamu Pagoda will be located in North Okkalapa, a suburb of Yangon. Mae La Mu means a girl born of the fruits of the La Mu tree. According to legend, she was the mother of the founder of King Okkalapa of Yangon.
Bogyoke Market (Scott Market) is the second most visited destination in Yangon by foreign tourists. Over 2000 stores sell numerous items; bags, tapestries, rattan, herbal medicines, traditional costumes of ethnic and ancient tribes. Practically every item can be found somewhere in the market. It's a treasure trove of handmade crafts. One of the best buys is the original works of Myanmar artists. Myanmar's world-famous faucets and quality sapphires are among the most popular items available on the market. If you want or need a specific product, most likely, it can be found at Bogyoke Market.
The Kyaik Khauk (Thanlyin) pagoda is located on the main peak of Thanlyin. The stupa is enriched with a Buddha & # 39; s hair relic. Over 800 years ago, Mon Kings erected this stupa. In the shrine, there are the tombs of two famous 15th-century Myanmar poets (Natshinnaung and Dartukalyar).
Bago is a city 50 miles from Yangon, taking about a few hours to reach by car. On the way you can visit Pagoda Kyaikhtiyo in Mon State.
The 100-year-old Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha image is the second largest recurring Buddha in Myanmar. It is 74 meters long, 21 m high and can be seen at the edge of town.
The Shwemawdaw Pagoda, in Bago, stands at an elevation of 114m. The biggest famous shrine in Myanmar, of course. Built over 1000 years ago by Mons, it was originally 23 m high and was arranged 2 Buddha hairs. Over the years, the shrine was rebuilt to increase its size. It continued to be built and rebuilt until, finally, after being destroyed by an earthquake, the Shwemawdaw was built to its present height in 1954. The shrines are guarded by Buddha statues with lions in their mouths.
The Shwemokhtaw Pagoda is located in Pathein, a town about 120 miles west of Yangon. This shrine was built over two thousand years ago. By this time, it has gone through three distinct Winds under three different titles. In the first era, it was that the emperor better known as Siridammasoka of Pataliputta in India was the first builder of this historic shrine in 289 EU, calling it "Shweana. 457 EU (new era after systematic elimination). represented the second era, when Aloungsithu a well-known traveler and King of the Bagan dynasty, the reigning monarch of Paukkanrama (the ancient name for today's Bagan city in middle Ayeyarwaddy, which is famous worldwide for its shrines and shrines) This king erected and enlarged this magnificent stupa by renaming it as "Htupayon Samodda Gosa and Ommadanti, then rulers of Pathein with its thirty-one statues, stood out as the decision from the third era, which made significant improvements in shrine by renaming Htupayon to & # 39; Shwe Mokhtawae & # 39; & # 39; which is the name it has today.