Shwedagon Paya
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All Yangon Region Attractions

Yangon City Hall
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Yangon City Hall is located in the heart of Yangon, the county's largest city.
Yangon: A City Filled with Commerce and Cuisine
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Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city and the main gateway to the country. The 2,500-year-old city was called Dagon until 1755 when King Alaungmintaya renamed it “Yangon,” which means “the end of strife.”
Shwedagon Pagoda
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Considered by the people of Myanmar (Burma) to be the most sacred of all Buddhist sites, the Shwedagon Pagoda is a golden stupa that dominates the skyline.
Sule Pagoda
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For more than 2,000 years, the Sule Pagoda has been an integral part of the Yangon skyline.
Botataung Paya
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The Botataung Paya is named after the 1,000 military men (tataung literally means 1,000) who brought relics of the Buddha back to Myanmar from India.
Maha Bandula Garden
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Maha Bandula Garden is a public park in downtown Yangon; it is named after General Maha Bandula.
Karaweik Royal Barge
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The Karaweik Royal Barge (or Karaweik Hall) is a golden, floating palace moored on the eastern shore of beautiful Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon.
Hlawgar Wildlife Park
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If you’re up for a bit of ecotourism, look no further than Hlawgar National Park, located in Mingaladon, about 35km north of Yangon.
Chaukhtatgyi Paya
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Northeast of Shwedagon Pagoda is Chaukhtatgyi Paya, which houses one of Myanmar’s most revered reclining Buddhas.
Kandawgyi Lake
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One of two major lakes in Yangon, Kandawgyi Lake owes its entire existence to British rule.
The Anglo-Burmese
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Heralding back to colonial times, this cultural remnant is evidence of times gone by in Myanmar.
Re-live History Along Yangon's Colonial Heritage Trail
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Yangon is a gold mine for people with an interest in old-style colonial architecture. A treasure trove of old buildings from that period awaits your perusal.
Bogyoke Aung San Museum
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In Yangon’s Bahan district stands a small museum that pays homage to the greatest hero in Myanmar’s struggle for independence, Bogyoke Aung San.
Yangon Circular Train
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This 46-km (29-mile) railway takes a circular route through Yangon and its suburbs. It is first and foremost a commuter line, though tourists love it.
National Museum of Myanmar (Burma)
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The National Museum of Myanmar (Burma) houses an extensive collection of Burmese artifacts and is the country’s principal cultural museum. It is spread over five stories of a modern building in the Dagon area.
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda
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This pagoda is located in Bahan Township, Yangon. Its highly ornate, multi-tiered structure makes it a distinctive presence on the local skyline.
Taukkyan War Cemetery
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This cemetery, 25 km (15 miles) north of Yangon in the village of Taukkyan, is for the British, Australian, Indian, African and Burmese soldiers who fought and lost their lives in World War II.
Let-khok-kone Beach
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Let-khok-kone's beauty is its simplicity, which is enough of a peace offering for most beach-goers.
Ngahtatgyi Paya
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Ngahtatgyi Paya is just across from the Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha, so many visitors visit both at the same time.
Yele Paya and Kyaik Kauk Paya
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If you make a half or full-day trip over the bridge from Yangon to Thanlyin, you must carry on to Yele Paya and the Kyaik Kauk Paya near Kyauktan village.
Kaba Aye Paya and Maha Pasana Cave
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The Kaba Aye Pagoda and the Maha Pasana Cave are relatively new monuments in Yangon, built in 1952.
Browse and Enjoy the Outdoor Market Culture
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In Myanmar (Burma), the tourist is blessed with endless markets in cities like Yangon, with street vendors selling foodstuffs that range from common to exotic.
Bogyoke Market (Scott Market)
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Bogyoke Aung San Market (also known as Scott Market) is situated in the heart of Yangon on Bogyoke Aung San Road. It is one of the most popular markets in Myanmar (Burma).
Elephant Coach Hire
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The Asia Elephant Coach company painstakingly restores Chevrolet trucks that the British Army used in Myanmar (Burma) during colonial rule. There are now three coaches in the fleet.
Theingyi Zei Market
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Theingyi Zei is the biggest market in Yangon and certainly one of the liveliest. It has five floors and is a firm favorite with the locals.