To do things in Yangon – Part 1

To explore Buddhist culture in Yangon – Among many Myanmar places to visit, Yangon intrigues visitors by an antique beauty, diverse culture and promising sites. It brings visitors, who have chance to go there once time, so many unforgettable experiences that they don’t want to leave there.

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Visit Shwedagon Pagoda

Myanmar is considered as a worship land of Buddhism with golden pagodas. The pagodas are proud symbol of Myanmar and among them, Shwedagon should be mentioned. Was built around 2.500 years ago, Shwedagon Pagoda is believed to keep 8 hairpieces of Buddha. The main temple is 98 meters in height, and it is covered by 30 tons of gold and decorated with hundreds of diamond. Every time visit Shwedagon, visitors could be overwhelmed by the golden light. However, the tones of the golden light are verified over different times in day, which make the pagoda a special attraction to visitors. Shwedagon is opened from 4 a.m. to 22 p.m. every day and the ticket is 8.000 kyats (about 8 USD).

Visits places around Sule Pagoda

Not only have religious and historical values in Yangon, but Sule Pagoda is also a landmark of the city because of its central position in the cross of the largest streets in the city. Therefore, after visiting the place, many visitors prefer walking on the beautiful streets to enjoy an ancient Yangon, which still conserves old design with ancient constructions includes Mahabadola Park, City hall and Independence statue. Be like famous ancient streets in the world, streets around Sule Pagoda are ideal place for shopping. Sule Pagoda is opened from 6 a.m. to 20 p.m and the ticket costs 3 USD.

Visits gigantic lying Buddha Statue in Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda is famous among many Myanmar places to visit. The pagoda was built since 1907 and it height is equal to a 6 floor building. A special thing in Chauk Htat Pagoda is a gigantic Buddha Statue that is 30 meters in height and 65 meters in length. The statue heads to east direction – the direction of sunrise, and faces north direction. The pagoda is opened for free 24/7.

Buy handicraft items and jewelries in Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San is the biggest market in Yangon. It was built in 1926 and designed in the style of English. The market is noisy all the time, and many of the customers are international visitors. Many people call Bogyoke Market “a small Myanmar” because visitors can find all of Myanmar specialties there. In Myanmar places to visit, the most favorite souvenirs of many visitors are handicraft products, especially silver jewelries, which are sophisticatedly designed by experienced artisans.

Visit Myanmar National Museum

National Museum is suitable places to visit for whom prefer learning about historical and cultural artifacts in Myanmar. Myanmar National Museum preserves a large number of worthy artifacts;especially ones belonged to Myanmar Royal Families. The museum is opened from 9.30 to 16.30, from Tuesday to Sunday. Visitors have to pay 5.000 kyats (about 5 USD) for tickets.

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