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Things to Do & See in Yangon

Come over gilded Shwedagon Pagoda

The first place to look for the most when visiting in Yangon is the Shwedagon Golden Pagoda. The wonder pagoda is inlaid gold totally and decorated with thousands of gems, rubies, and diamonds sparkling. In Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is considered the most sacred pagoda of Myanmar, which owns hundreds of magnificent and splendid towers and is completely gilded. The most tourist time of the day is the afternoon, sunshine can definitely burn your feet when setting foot on the ceramic floor because you have to walk completely barefoot. In addition, the Golden Shwedagon in Yangon owns four priceless treasures of Buddhism: The staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of Gautama. You will be absolutely overwhelmed by the elegance and splendor of Shwedagon Pagoda.

Botataung Pagoda - The pagoda lives with the time

After arriving at sacred Shwedagon Pagoda, another attraction in Yangon that you must go to is Botataung Pagoda. On the side of the river bank, the pagoda was built up over 2.500 years ago with the name meaning of a general in the military, this pagoda has been classified as the highest pagoda of Yangon city. Like other pagodas in Myanmar, Botataung is gilded with gold perfectly, while the pagoda still preserves an invaluable treasure of Buddha which is the Buddha's hair. Whenever any temples or pagodas in Yangon, however, you need to remove your shoes or sandals outside and dress appropriately and seriously. This is to pay homage to Buddha.

Bogyoke Aung San Market – The entertainment center in Yangon

Mention to the famous places to shop in Myanmar, you cannot skip missing the shopping paradise for people is Bogyoke Aung San market. Lined on Bo Gyoke Road, this market was formerly known as the Scott Market, a relic of British imperialism in Yangon. Come here, besides admiring the architecture of the market, tourists can also buy a lot of beautiful handmade souvenirs such as jewelry, carpets, paintings, wood carvings ...from over 1.641 shops and stores. Bogyoke Aung San Market is taken place to the Thingyan Festival, which is a water festival, usually held on April 11 or 12 yearly.

Wear longyi skirt of the Myanmar people

In Yangon or anywhere in Myanmar, you can easily see men and women wearing longyi and sandals. Longyi is the traditional and modern costume of the people here. Men are wrapped in large cloth and knotted in the front, while women are folded up and sewn on the side. Tourists can wear this unique dress and take some pictures of you. That would be a memorable tour in Yangon.

Enjoy delicious food - Top Must-Try Foods in Yangon Tours

The food of Myanmar people in Yangon is diverse and delicious. If this is your first experience in Yangon, do not miss Mohinga well-known as a national dish of Myanmar. Main ingredients of Mohinga are chickpea powder or crushed-dry rice, crushed garlic, crushed onion, lemongrass, ginger, fish sauce and catfish cooked in rich sauce and kept hot in tin-pot. Tip: You can find this one in many street vendors. And other interesting dishes you should try: E Kya Kway (a top choice for breakfast in Yangon), Roti, Nangyi thoke, Samosa Salad, Koh Pieh, Koh Puo,…etc. Moreover, to find out these dainties, you’d better go to some local markets or you can easily catch the best street foods from a lot of temporary carts set up by street vendors. Enjoy your meal!

Chinatown – a famous town in beautiful Yangon

Be one of the most popular destinations during Yangon tour, every Chinatown in many parts of the world is full of a lot of interesting things. Within the Chinatown in Yangon, you would be amazed and delighted that this one is no less than a miniature China with thousands of clothing shops, household goods, food ... style of Chinese people. Additionally, the best time to explore this place is in the evening, feeling the living space of the town and come to delicious food shops.