7 Major Things for You to Do When You Are In Yangon Myanmar
Having a visit to Yangon, Myanmar will prove you that this a place that is known for Southeast Asia cultural treasures.Yangon is the capital city of Myanmar, and is the gateway to this South East Asian countries. And for most of the travellers Yangon will be the first ever interaction that they will be having with Myanmar and its fantastic starting points. Starting from the shimmering golden pagodas that are peeping through the backdrop of the colonial architecture, to the streets that have been even today being dotted with vendors selling fruits, gadgets and the other interesting things, Yangon is a photographer delight. Given below are a few things that you could do when in Yangon Myanmar. Let’s have a look at them in detail.
Yangon’s historic architecture: Yangon Historic architecture and history is something that we all need to know. This is a place that does not feel over built in though there is a noticeable spate of construction. The embassy district here is very particular and does have some spectacular villas. The old buildings here are very beautiful and captivating enough and in fact many are fairly run down.
Sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda: This is one of the most famous and well known place that you must not miss to make a visit when in Yangon Myanmar. This is also believed to be one of the few tourist attractions that you might be aware of when in the city. Being at one of the most ostentatious sights the golden spectacle of this place is very tall around 99-metres/325 foot, and is 2500 years old making it the oldest Buddhist stupa in the world. Shwedagon Pagoda is very unique and important because the Pagoda is made of bricks plated with pure gold. So people call it the Golden Pagoda. At the peak of the Pagoda there is a 76 carat (15 Grams) Diamond. The diamond glitters and it seems to be of different colour from different angles, depending on which position you are standing and watching it. It is a spectacular and marvellous thing and in my opinion a very few monuments are there in the World with such unique features.
Bogyoke Aung San Market: Built during the colonial British era the Bogyoke Aung San Market is one of the most famous and well known market in Yangon. This is a place that is built in a complete colonial architectural style with large number of streets, countless small shops, and stalls where you get to see huge many products being out for sale. This is a market that is located at the Bogyoke Aung San Market road near to the west of Yangon railway station. Some of the streets here are quite narrow that it can turn out to be very hot and sweaty when there is a huge crowd around.
People’s Park and Square: ThePeople Park is generally located near to the western stairways of the Shwedagon Pagoda. This is a park that generally occupies a space of 130 acres between the Shwedagon Pagoda and the parliament building. While you make a visit to this place you will also get to see a small museum that has been exhibiting the various life size models of all the nationalities in their colourful dresses, flora and fauna. The place is usually crowded during the weekends as the families come here for some relaxation. Many national events like the Independence Day, Union Day, and the last but not the least National Day are being held in this place.
Karaweik Hall: This is a place that is generally believed to be located near to the Kandawgyi Royal Lake on the Kandawgyi Nature Park. Karaweik hall is believed to be the landmark of the Yangon, and is located in Kandawgyi Royal Lake. This modern architecture of the Karaweik is a three floor building with enough of ceremonies being held in it. This is a building that was glided with enough of gold about 20 years ago. This place also serves lunch and dinner with Myanmar Chinese, Eastern and western cuisine at an moderate price.
Riding the Dala Ferry to visit the Dala village: This is generally believed to be a small fishing village across the river of Yangon. The Dala village is a perfect spot for a day trip from Yangon. This place is a ten minute ride from the pansodan pier in the downtown Yangon. This place is as interesting as the village itself, and like many other places in Yangon the ferry ticket prices are completely different for the foreigners. During this ride you will get to see people selling clothes, combs, mirror, and more.
The National Museum: The National Museum is generally believed to be located at the 66/74 Pyay road, Dagon Township, Yangon. This is a museum that was generally founded in the year 1952 with its premises in a place that was once an Jubilee Hall. In 1970 the museum was then moved in spacious building on Pansodan Street, and these were premises that were originally believed to be constructed to a house a museum. At present the museum is located in the Pyay Road, and is generally believed to be a five storey building that has been constructed for a specific purpose in a much more spacious and landscape grounds.
So what other places would you like to add above. Have you visited any of the above mentioned places? How has the experience turned out to be? Leave your thoughts in the comments section given below. We will be happy to hear from you.
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