Yangon

(formerly Rangoon)

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

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Shwe Dagon 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.  
 

Kandawgyi Garden and Kandawgyi Lake

info Kandawgyi Garden or Kandawgyi Nature Park is a popular recreation centre of the capital of Yangon. The area of the Garden is 110 acres, water areas is 150 acres, which makes it a total of 260 acres. You can find a variety of beautiful flowers, the natural scene of the lake water and large shady trees. There are also an orchid garden, the children play-ground, Mini Zoo, the souvenir shops and many restaurants. The playgrounds and picnic areas are favourite spots for children and teenagers. 
 

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.
 

General Information of Yangon

Age: 2500 years
Area: 576 km²
Population: 4,082,000
Location: Latitude: 16°48' N, 96°9' E
 

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.
 

Yangon International Airport

 
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info www.yangon-airways.com is not official website of Yangon Airways Ltd and it is fit in with ECCR travel that is no moreYangon Airways' General Telemarketer.Yangon Airways won't be held accountable for just about any tickets or booking from this website.Yangon International Airport Building, Mingalardon.
 

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.
 

Nagar Glass Factory

Photo Credit -  Tanja Van De Linde
 
info The best glass factory in Yangon.Destroyed by 2008 Nargis cyclone.But you can still find beautiful glasses.
 

Kyauktan



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

Swe Taw Myat Pagoda

info Sacred Replica Tooth Relic was enshrined in the Swe Taw Myat Pagoda on Dhammapala Hillock in Mayangone Township, Yangon. The pagoda was buil with cash donations contributed by the people of Myanmar and Buddhis donors of entire world.
 

Sule Pagoda

info The Sule Pagoda is an excellent landmark. It is said to be over 2,000 years old and contains a hair given by the Buddha to two Burmese merchants. Located on a roundabout in downtown Yangon. The golden pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and inverted bowl. It is surrounded by small shops and all the familiar non-religious services such as of astrologists, palmists, and so on.
 

Kabar Aye Pagoda (or) the World Peace Pagoda

info Unlike other pagodas found all over the country, the Kabar Aye Pagoda was built in 1952, as it name implies, it is dedicated towards the realisation of global peace. The circular platform around the main stupa is enclosed in the manner of a cave-temple and there are five porches decorated in the traditional style of flamboyant arched pediments,lotus flowers, lotus buds and the swastika motif in carved stucco.
 

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.
 

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

info This is one of the biggest marble Buddha Images in Myanmar with a height of 37ft (11m) and a weight of weighs over 600 tons. The classical name of this Image is Lawkachantha Abaya Labamuni, meaning World Peace and Prosperity.
 

National Museum

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

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.
 

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. 
 

People's Park and Square

Water Fountain Garden in People's Park and Square
info People’s Park is located near the western stairways of Shwedagon Pagoda. It is an area of a total of 135.72 acres bounded by the main thoroughfares of Pyay Road to its west, U Wisara Road to its east, Dhammazedi Road to its north and Ahlone Road to its south. It was first opened in 1990.
 

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.
 

National Races Village

info National Races Village was constructed by Ministry of Border Affairs, situated in Tharketa Township, on the left side of Yangon-Thanlyin Bridge. One can see buildings with significant symbols denoting various national races residing in the country.
 

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.