Yangon

Age: 2500 years
Area: 576 km²
Population: 4,082,000
Location: Latitude: 16°48' N, 96°9' E
Temperature: Min 16 'C - Max 34 'C

Formation of Yangon
Yangon, formerly spelled as Rangoon, is the largest city of Myanmar. There are 34 townships forming the city of Yangon. These townships in alphabetical orders are :
Ahlone, Bahan, Botahtaung, Dala, Dagon, Dagon (Seikkan), Dawbon, East Dagon, Hlaing, Hlaing Tharyar, Insein, Kyeemyindaing, Kamaryut, Latha, Lanmadaw, Mingalardon, Mingalar Taung Nyunt, Mayangone, North Dagon, North Okkalapa, Pabedan, Pazundaung, Sanchaung, South Dagon, Seik Gyi Khanaung To, Seikkan, South Okkalapa, Shwe Pyi Thar, Thingangyun, Thaketa, Thanlyin, Tarmwe, Yankin.

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Yangon City Tour in 10 Minutes

Yangon City Tour video in 10 Minutes, by Travel Asia, will give you a brief presentation of Myanmar's commercial capital, Yangon.
 

11 Things to do in Yangon

Yangon is a great city, and what I love so much about it is that it’s always full of action, people are extremely friendly, there are many different types of food and street food to try, and it’s just such a vibrant, always entertaining city. Hope you can visit Yangon!
 

Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha Image

info One of Myanmar’s more revered reclining Buddhas. It is housed in a large metal-roofed shed, only a short distance, located north east of the Shwedagon Pagoda.The Six-storeyed Pagoda surpasses the nearby Five-Storeyed Pagoda in name only as, the great image is in a reclining posture while the latter is in a sitting posture.
 

Karaweik Hall

info The floating Karaweik Restaurant on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake is one of the landmarks of Yangon. This modern architecture of a mythical creature Karaweik Hall was constructed in 1972. This whole building was gilded with gold about 20 years ago. Karaweik Hall will serve lunch and dinner with Myanmar, Chinese, Eastern and Western cuisine at moderate prices. 
 

Mahawizaya Pagoda

info The Maha Wizaya Pagoda was built on the Dhammarakkhita (Guardian of the Law) Hill which faces the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, in 1980 to commemorate the first successful convening of all sects of the Buddhist monastic order, under one supervisory body.
 

St. Mary’s Cathedral

 
info St. Mary’s Cathedral is situated on Bo Aung Kyaw Street in Botahtaung Township, Yangon. It was designed by Dutch architect. Construction began in 1895 and was completed in 1899. The interior of the Cathedral is richly decorated with some outstanding examples of featured exquisite stained glass windows.
 

Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda

info Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda meaning the Nine Storey Buddha Image, is situated on the Bargayar Road, Sanchaung Township, Yangon. A huge Buddha Image is in a sitting position. Koe Htat Gyi is also known as Atula Dipatti Maha Muni Thetkya.
 

Allied War Memorial

info The Allied War Memorial Cemetery is located at Htauk Kyant,Mingaladon Township, 32km from Yangon, on the way to Bago. It was built in 1951. It is a memorial cemetery of the Allied soldiers who died in the Myanmar Campaign during World War II.
 

Ngar Htat Gyi Buddha Image

info Nga Htat Gyi, also known as the "five-storey Buddha" is located across the Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha Image. A huge seated Buddha image is housed in a pavilion of iron structure with a five-tiered CGI roof of Ashay Tawya Monastery. Hence Nga-Htat-Gyi Pagoda means the pagoda with five-layered roof.
 

National Museum

The Bronze statue of King Bayinnaung (The founder of the First Kingdom of Myanmar, in front of the National Museum)
 

Inya Lake

info Inya Lake is the largest lake in Yangon, Myanmar. Formerly the lake was built as a water reservoir in 1882, to fulfill the water supplement to Yangon. The lakes has many outlets to supply water to downtown Yangon. It preserve water during the rainy season which is about 4 months in Yangon. Inya Lake is surrounded by Parami Road, Pyay Road, Inya Road, Kabaaye Pagoda Road and University Avenue Road.
 

Shwedagon Pagoda

info In the capital city of Yangon, you will find the magnificent fabulous Shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda sits upon holy Singuttara Hill, visible from miles away. Shwedagon is the most sacred pagoda as it enshrines the relics of the three earlier buddhas and the eight hairs of Gautama Buddha. It rises 99.4 metres (326 feet), with the perimeter measuring 432.8 metres (1,420 feet) and glittering in gold. The very top is tipped with a 76-carat diamond. Legend has it that the Shwedagon Pagoda is 2500 years old.  
 

Botahtaung Pagoda

info The Botahtaung Pagoda is located on the Botahtaung Paya Road. Situated beside the Yangon River, the Botahtaung Pagoda means literally the Pagoda of the thousand military leaders and they were the ones who escorted the relics of the Buddha brought from India over two thousand years ago.
 

Getting around in Yangon

Public Transport in Yangon
Bus
There are over 250 bus lines running around Yangon. There are over 2.5 million commuters a day. Recently, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) was introduced as new fuel for buses operating in Yangon. The bus fares starts from Ks 40 to Ks 120, depending on the distance the traveller takes.
 

Kyaikkasan Pagoda

info Kyaikkasan Pagoda is located in Thingangyun Township, Yangon. Reputed to have been built by Sihadipa, King of Thaton, the Pagoda is enshrined with 16 hair and 32 bon relics of the Buddha.
 

Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market)

info Bogyoke Aung San Market is situated in the heart of Yangon, on Bogyoke Aung San Road. The market was first built and inaugurated on the present premises in 1926. It was named Scott Market after Mr. C. Scott, the then Municipal Commissioner. Nowadays, it is called Bogyoke Aung San Market in honor of our national leader General Aung San.
 

Mel Lamu Pagoda

info Mae Lamu means Maid of the Mangrove. There was a legendary saying about this Pagoda. It was said that a hermit once came upon a mangrove tree bearing an abnormally large bud which he took to his retreat and it later produced a girl child.
 

Twante

info  Twante is situated 24km from Yangon and a boat trip along the Twante Canal takes about two hours. It is also accessible by car. It is noted for its pottery and cotton-weaving industries. Visitors get a chance to see the rural life along the famous canal of Twante.
 

Zoological Garden

info Yangon Zoological Gardens, a recreation center, is located in the heart of Yangon. It is also the center for Zoological and Botanical researchers. It has an area of 69.25 acres. The zoo is noted for its collection of wild animals, flora and fauna which have been collected over the years since it was opened in 1906.
 

Kyauktan



Kyaik Hmaw Wun Pagoda (or also known as Kyauktan Yele Pagoda)
 

Food in Yangon

There are a variety of food availabel in Yangon, since Yangon is populated with many different races of people such as Myanmars, Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups.