Yangon, biggest city of Myanmar it used to be, was back in days the capital of Myanmar till 2005 before establishing new Capital appeared at the central Myanmar by Military junta ruling time, known as Nay Pyi Taw. Although its capital status done, Yangon remains its outstanding characteristic with due prominence.There are full of stalls of shops and hawkers makes colorful in every parts of the City that becomes your most attractions with plenty of Colonial Architecture Buildings as historical eye sights doing sightseeing by walking to say Mingalabar. Opened your trip with warmest hospitality of Myanmar people and discovering the historical and outstanding wonder of the world, golden Shwedagon pagoda to where a must visit and with greenery garden around the lake.The sub of Yangon rolling by open air and lazily trishaw and get around the rural area in Dala by taking local crowded ferry boat crossing the Yangon river to observe different walks of life. As well as taking circular train from city center to outskirt of the city would be an alternative.
Shwe Dagon Pagoda
Shwe Dagon Pagoda is magnificent at the top Singuttara Hill, considered by many as the greatest and most impressive Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar today. Originally 8.2 meters tall, now it stands close to 100 meters in all its glory through successive renovations by Myanmar monarchs. The Pagoda, more than 2500 years old, enshrines strands of Buddha’s hair and other holy relics. Colorfully dressed worshippers offering flowers, food, candles and water can be constantly seen circling the shrine daily. A sunset visit promises a spectacular sight, when the gold spire gleams and glitters in the light of the setting sun.
Botataung Pagoda situated nearby Yangon River. Bo means “leader” and tataung is “1.000” – the Botataung Pagoda was named after the 1.000 military soldiers who escorted relics of the Buddha brought from India over 2.000 years ago. This ancient monument was completely destroyed during World War II and is one of the few pagodas in Myanmar which allows visitors to walk inside, instead of just around.
Sule Pagoda, which is the heart of city centre & situated in the very centre of downtown Yangon, the tall zedi of Sule Pagoda makes an excellent landmark, in fact, it is used as a milestone from which all addresses to the north are measured. It is over 2.000 years old, but like many other ancient Burmese shrines, it has been rebuilt and repaired many times over the centuries. It is said that the central stupa enshrines a hair of Buddha. Its Mon name, Kyaik Athok, translates as “the stupa where a Scared Hair Relic is enshrined.
Chauk Htat Kyi Buddha image
Chauk Htat Kyi Buddha image, this Reclining Buddha is almost as large as the enormous figure than Bago. It is located in a large metal-roofed pavilion on Shwegondine Road, only a short distance east beyond the Shewdagon Pagoda. The statue was rebuilt in 1957 and completed in 1966.