Yangon strangely wears a different scenes of the old stylish tenement houses and little bit duty streets. Although, it also owns several luxury apartments and villas in the suburban area, but almost of Yangon’s projects still brings the English colonial architectures. Due to the forbiddance of using motorbike here, it is full of both old and new cars in all streets. Three most famous attraction of Yangon is Sule Pagoda and surrounding square (in the center of the capital), Water Park with the ancient bridges from the English colonial era, and the most impressing building of Shwedagon Padoda.
It is special that Shwedagon is sparklingly golden and too remarkable among the city that it can be seen from every sides of Yangon. When the dark falls down, Yangon becomes over splendid with the lights of thousands of golden pagodas. Burmese will hold ceremonies and pray Buddha together with the interesting sound of the rings into the wind. Following that mysterious space, don’t forget to listen the history and legends of Yangon’s pagodas by local people.
Bagan was a capital of Burma Kingdom from the 9th to 13th centuries. In my opinion, it is the worthiest city to go in Myanmar with a very peaceful beauty. When visiting Bagan, you certainly try taking a horse cart or a bicycle to let your soul travel with the clamping sounds of horse hoof. Moreover, going by those ways also help you sinking into a majestic space of the ancient Capital in the past.
Bagan is covered by more than 4.000 pagodas. It is too many that you can see pagodas everywhere in this city. Although feeling an extremely peaceful, you are also mesmeric by its exotic scenes, especially in the dawn and the sunset. Exploring Bagan, don’t forget to stand in the high place and take your eyes spreading the city. Bagan seems to be really vaporous and mysterious as the World of a fairy-tale. People can choose balloon excursions to fly in the sky of Bagan and luxuriously savor the bewitching imagine below.
Shwedagon Pagoda is the most popular and well-known pagoda in Yangon which is situated on Singuttara Hill. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar as it is believed to contain holy relics of Buddhas. Originally 8.2 metres tall, now it stands close to 100 metres through successive renovations by Myanmar monarchs. According to legend, the Shwedagon Pagoda was constructed more than 2,600 years ago, which would make it the oldest Buddhist stupa in the world. Not only the locals also, foreign worshippers may offer flowers, water, candles, joss sticks, food can be seen daily. The sunset is amazing as a huge emerald in the middle catch the first and last rays of the sun. Every time we go there, we have to remove the shoes and socks.
Bogyoke Aung San Market is one of the precious colonial buildings, situated in the heart of Yangon on Bogyoke Aung San Road. Nowadays. it is called Bogyoke Aung San Market in honour of our national leader General Aung San. At the Bogyoke Aung San market you will find everything of locally produced items, from Mandalay silk, ethnic minority products, silver and wood carvings to precious stones, garments and cheroots.
The national museum is one of the museum of Burmese art, history and culture in Myanmar. It is founded in 1952, the five-story museum has an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture and civilization of Burmese people.
Botataung Pagoda is a famous pagoda located in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, near the Yangon river. The pagoda was first built by the Mon around the same time as was Shwedagon Pagoda. The main attraction is the stupa’s hollow inside, which has a mirrored maze-like walkway lined with glass showcases containing many ancient relics and artifacts.
Karaweik Palace is a fine work of traditional Myanmar architecture which isone of the most instantly recognizable landmarks in Myanmar. It is the only place in Yangon where you can discover authentic traditional performances, arts and crafts, great food and sincere Myanmar hospitality in the air conditioned comfort of a majestic setting.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is also known as Golden Rock, a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State. Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is one of the three most sacred religious sites in Myanmar, along with the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Temple. It was built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by its male devotees.
Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar kingdom. Mandalay is Burma’s cultural and religious center of Buddhism, having numerous monasteries and more than 700 pagodas.