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Top 10 Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon is a beautifully chaotic City here in Myanmar. It’s always a little bit intense but the street culture here is absolutely fascinating and always entertaining. In this post I am going to write 10 of what I think are the top attractions or things to do in Yangon.

Here is the list of Top 10 Things to Do in Yangon

1. Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon pagoda is an incredible golden Pagoda. The golden stupa of the Shwedagon pagoda is visible throughout the entire city of Yangon. It’s not only a well-preserved heritage monument but it’s one of the most sacred religious sites in Myanmar many people come to the pagoda to perform a series of rituals according to the day they were born and also to walk circumference around the base of the pagoda. The Shwedagon pagoda is a place you really should not miss when you’re in Yangon.

2. Bogyoke Aung San Market

Top 10 Things to Do in Yangon

Built in 1926 Bogyoke Aung San Market also commonly known by its former name of Scott market is a colonial designed market center in downtown Yangon. There’s an outdoor section of the market that’s famous for its cobblestone streets and then a main indoor section. It’s really popular for jewelry for all sorts of souvenirs clothes and kind of like handicrafts.

3. Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda
Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda is one of the most important religious historical as well as as city landmarks in Yangon. It seems like basically all of the streets in central downtown Yangon all lead to the Pagoda. I think inside of the inside of actual pagoda there’s not that much to see but it’s sort of everything that surrounds is really enjoyable. There are all sorts of government buildings as well as other religious buildings as well as loads and loads of street life that just surrounds to let her go.

4. Chinatown, Yangon

Chinatown, Yangon
Chinatown, Yangon

The Twenty Fourth Street through Eighteenth Street and just west of the Schule pagoda in downtown Yangon is known as China town. It is one of the busiest areas of the city. Especially in the evening it becomes more packed. BBQ stalls are lined up with each other and what you need to do is order and gets yours.

5. Kandawgyi Park and Lake

Kandawgyi Park and Lake

Kandawgyi Park is one of the central lake park’s in Yangon. This is a really nice park to walk around eyes especially nice in the evening time when you have a nice view of the shwedagon pagoda and the sunset. There are a number of different restaurants and cafes which you can relax at and just a nice getaway from chaotic busyness of your bond downtown.

6. Chaukhtatgyi Paya

Top 10 Things to Do in Yangon
Chaukhtatgyi Paya

Chaukhtatgyi Paya is a 65 meter-long reclining buddha. It’s absolutely gigantic as you can see behind me. It appears like many people are having lunch on the floor of this of this temple. There’s some good looking food around here too.

7. National Museum

National Museum
National Museum

National Museum is definitely an interesting museum lots and lots of gold art history relics artifacts all sorts of stuff. The museum itself was a little bit old and sort of dark and a little murky almost. But if you love history and if you want to learn more about the art and history of Myanmar, then definitely check out the National Museum.

8. Yangon Circular Railroad

Yangon Circular Railroad
Yangon Circular Railroad

In a country like Myanmar the train is consider the fairly common form of public transportation and the circular loop route which was built by the British back in 1954. The circular railroad runs for just fewer than 50 kilometers stops at 39 stations and takes about three hours to complete. If you can manage half of your day time when you are in Yangon and you are interested to know the culture, the daily life of Yangon then circular railroad is a cool thing to do.

9. Explore Yangon on Foot

Explore Yangon on Foot

You never know what you are going to see or experience while walking in a city like Yangon. Businesses of every kind like street food stalls tea stalls sprawling markets with colorful produce haircuts under a tree on the road temples of a diversity of religions that’s just the beginning. Whether it rains or Shine’s you are guaranteed to see action in every direction.

10. Eat Mayanmar Food

Eat Mayanmar Food
Mayanmar Food

The flavor of Myanmar food is slotted between India China and Thailand. You will find too many food stall while walking on the downtown. There are many different foods to try including what’s considered the national dish Mohegan which is a bowl of rice noodles served in a fish paste broth, that’s sort of a cross between a soup and curry. Another famous dish is the paper doll a savory salad prepared from pickled tea leaves.

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