Although it is not the capital of Myanmar, Yangon still shows its capacity as a big city in the Thousand Pagoda country. Burma’s increasingly open international tourists often make Yangon an entrance gate before exploring other areas of Burma further. Boasting a pagoda destination, there are several names popular among tourists. If you are interested In visiting Yangon, you can try the Hotel In Yangon, Mercure Yangon Kaba Aye Accommodation as your place to stay.
Buddhists around the world are determined to visit Myanmar’s most important site at least once in a lifetime. Built 2,500 years ago, the 99meter-tall pagoda, lined with 27 metric tons of gold leaf and decorated with thousands of diamonds and ruby, saves relics from an already-enlightened Buddha, including eight hair strands from Siddhartha Gautama. Occupying a 46-hectare complex with four entrances on the north side (Arzarni Road), East (Arzarni Road), West (U Wisara Road), and the South (Shwedagon Pagoda Road), the Pagoda is surrounded by smaller stupas, as well as museums and temples Hold Buddha statues, replicas of the Buddha’s teeth from Lingguang Temple, and Buddhist footprints. Shining Beneath the hot sun, the pagoda is especially photogenic after dusk, which is when the sky is flushed and the lights start to glow.
Another Pagoda in Yangon to visit:
- A towering 48-meter Sule Pagoda in the city center surrounded by colonial buildings.
- Kaba Aye Pagoda with five entrances each guarded by a Buddha statue, while on the main pillar there is a room that holds Buddha’s silver statue in a sitting position.
- The Botataung Pagoda whose main stupa has winding access as well as golden walls and ceilings, in addition to this is stored by the hair of Siddhartha Gautama.
- Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda which keeps the Buddha statue lying for 65 meters and as high as 16 meters.
Bogyoke Aung San Market
Often abbreviated as Bogyoke Market, or referred to by its original name Scott Market, the market on the north side of the city center is the most famous place in Yangon for shopping. Occupying a colonial heritage building built in 1926, or in the latter days of the British occupation of Burma, many misses thought Scott Market’s name was given to capture the name of James George Scott, an English civil servant who introduced the football Ball to the Burmese people. In fact, the name is derived from the city commissioner, Gavin Scott. It was only after independence, the market and the road in front of it was named Bogyoke Aung San, the Burmese independence hero who was the father of Burma’s Democratic figure, Aung San Suu Kyi. There are more than 2,000 shops here that sell longyi in a variety of motifs and colors, T-shirts, jewelry, antiques, and handicrafts