10 Amazing Experiences You Should Not Miss When Travelling to Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon travel amazes travelers by its ancient beauty, multi- culture with interesting destinations. Most of the travelers visiting Myanmar don’t want to miss wonderful experiences in Yangon.

Yangon travel amazes travelers by its ancient beauty, multi- culture with interesting destinations. Most of the travelers visiting Myanmar don’t want to miss wonderful experiences in Yangon.


Visit Shwedagon Pagoda

Built over 2,500 years ago, Shwedagon Pagoda was said to be a place to keep 8 pieces of hair of the Buddha. Visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda at any time of the day, you will be overwhelmed by the golden color. However, in each different time, that golden color would follow a different level, making the land an attractive beauty for tourists.


  • Opening time: 4 am to 10 pm daily
  • Entrance fee: 8.000 Kyats (about 8 USD)

Stroll around local markets

For travelers, there is no better way to experience the life of local people by culinary discovery, through the local markets. Exploring the colorful local markets when traveling to Yangon will bring you more exciting experience.


Visit surrounding areas around Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda does not only bring a religious and historical meaning of Yangon, but also be seen as a milestone for the city's position because the pagoda is located in the city center.


 So after visiting the temple gate, visitors can stroll along the nearby streets and feel a nostalgic Yangon with ancient European style architecture such as the city Hall, Independent station, Mahabadola Park ... Like other famous old towns in the world, it is also the ideal place for shopping souvenirs and photographing.

  • Opening time: 6 am to 8 pm daily
  • Entrance fee: 3 USD

Buy handicraft and jewelry items at Bogyoke Aung San market

Bogyoke Aung San, the biggest market of Yangon was built in 1926 carrying British architecture. Bogyoke Aung San is considered a miniature Myanmar, because visitors can find any item of Myanmar culture here.


Enjoy Myanmar cuisine in China Town Yangon

Visiting China Town Yangon, you will not only immerse yourself in the shopping heaven with a variety of items such as clothes, electronic equipments, souvenirs, antiques, musical instruments, etc. but  enjoy specialties of Myanmar including Shan noodles, baked cake or tropical fruits.


Relax at Kandawgyi Park

If you are a nature lover, and want to go for a walk in a quiet and gentle place, the Kandawgyi Park is the best place for you. Taking a stroll in the park, you can not only admire beautiful plants and flowers, but also watch many rare animals. Besides, the park also has a large lake, where you can take a boat ride along the lakeshore and enjoy surrounding scenery.


Visit the huge reclining Buddha image at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda

Chauk Htat Gyi is a famous pagoda in Yangon, built in 1907, with the height of a six-storey building. The special thing of Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda is that inside the pagoda located a giant reclining Buddha statue carved in 1966 with nearly 65 meter long and 30 meter high. The pagoda is opened 24 hours a day and visitors are free to get in.


Visit Myanmar national museum

National Museum of Myanmar is an appropriate destination for tourists who love to learn about the historical and cultural artifacts of the country. It has a massive amount of rare artifacts, especially items related to Myanmar royal.


  • Opening time: from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm Tuesday to Sunday
    (It is closed on Monday and holidays)
  • Entrance fee: 5.000 Kyats (about 5 USD)

Take a train to explore the suburban areas of Yangon

Moving by train in Yangon is a very interesting experience. This is a great opportunity for you to observe life and culture in the city suburbs, and chat with the locals. The fare for each trip is about 300 Kyats.


Walk along streets of Yangon

In a city with many mysterious colors like Yangon, strolling on the streets here will help visitors discover many interesting surprises.


• Consider Yangon tours to discover this vibrant town ina unique way

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