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Yangon (Rangon) the former capital of Burma (Myanmar)

Myanmar’s golden former capital city. Yangon is a city that has barely changed for more than half a century and the former colonial origins still dominate the landscape. Yangon is most famous for its Shwedagon Pagoda, a huge golden structure that is visually impressive and attracts hundreds of pilgrims every day.

A multitude of other sights lie ahead for the traveller including busy markets, glittering pagodas and temples and scenic lakes making Yangon one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia.

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Dial codes (Tel):(+95 1)
Dial codes (Mobile):(+95 80 and +95 99)
Time zone:(UTC +6:30)
State/Region:Yangon Region
Country:Myanmar (Burma)

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Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon) the former capital of Burma (Myanmar)

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

Gleaming in bright gold, decorated with diamonds and visible from almost anywhere … Shwedagon Pagoda

Address: Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Taukkyan War Memorial, Yangon (Rangoon) the former capital of Burma (Myanmar)

Taukkyan War Memorial, Yangon (Rangoon)

Taukkyan War Cemetery is situated 32 km north of Yangon. This is the largest of the 3 … Taukkyan War Memorial

Address: Pyay Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, Yangon or Rangoon the former capital of Burma (Myanmar)

Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

Located on the bank of the Yangon River, Botahtaung is a typical gilded dome that tapers gradually … Botahtaung Pagoda

Address: Strand Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon) the former capital of Burma (Myanmar)

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

Located northeast of Shwedagon, Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda is famous for its 65 meters long image … Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda

Address: Shwegondaing Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Golden Rock - Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

Golden Rock - Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

The Golden Rock or Kyaiktiyo, situated 160 km from Yangon, is a small stupa … Golden Rock - Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Address: 160km from Yangon in Southeastern Myanmar (Burma)

Golden Rock, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Burma

Karaweik Hall at Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon (Rangoon) the former capital of Burma (Myanmar)

Karaweik Hall at Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon (Rangoon)

Karaweik Hall is located in the Kandawgyi Royal Lake in the Kandawgyi Nature Park … Karaweik Hall at Kandawgyi Lake

Address: Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon. Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon or Rangoon the former capital of Burma (Myanmar)

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, Yangon (Rangoon)

Moseah Yeshua Synagogue is the only Jewish synagogue in downtown Yangon … Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

Address: 26th St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Sule Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon) the former capital of Burma (Myanmar)

Sule Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

Sule Pagoda is situated at the heart of the city of Yangon, believed to be constructed over 2,000 … Sule Pagoda

Address: Junction of Sule Pagoda Road, Maha Bandula Road, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Nga-htat-gyi Buddha Temple

Nga-htat-gyi Buddha Temple

A Buddhist temple in Bahan Township across the street from the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda houses the original 6.2 m high Buddha image …

Address: Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Inya Lake

Inya Lake

Inya Lake is the largest lake in Yangon about 10 kilometres from downtown,surrounded by verdant gardens offers opportunities for rowing, sailing, swimming …

Address: Inya Lake, Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon

Bogyoke Aung San Museum

Bogyoke Aung San Museum

Bogyoke Aung San Museum established in 1962 located on No 15, dedicated to General Aung San, founder of modern Myanmar …

Address: 25, Bo Gyoke Museum Ln, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Kaba Aye Pagoda

Kaba Aye Pagoda

World peace pagoda located on Kabar Aye Road was lately built in 1952 by U Nu, located approximately 11 km north of the city, is open daily from 6 am to 8 pm …

Address: Kabar Aye Pagoda Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

National Museum of Myanmar

National Museum of Myanmar

National Museum of Myanmar located at No. 66/74. Pyay Road in Dagon, Yangon was first inaugurated in 1952, with 14 galleries, Burmese culture and Historic periods …

Address: Pyay Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar Gems Museum

Myanmar Gems Museum

Myanmar Gems Museum, jade, rubies, sapphires and pearls, dedicated to precious Burmese gem stones, consists of 82 stores on three floors …

Hlawga National Park

Hlawga National Park

Hlawga National Park a popular day-trip destination, located in Mingaladon, driving time to the park is about one hour from Yangon …

Address: Satthwadaw, Myanmar (Burma)

The Spirit Of Yangon

Yangon Zoological Gardens

Yangon Zoological Gardens

Yangon Zoological Gardens or Yangon Zoo located near Kandawgyi Garden it is the the second largest and oldest zoo in Myanmar, with a collection of 1100 animals …

Address: Bo Min Kaung St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Singu Min Bell

Singu Min Bell

Maha Gandha Bell is a large bell located at the Shwedagon Pagoda, with a weight about 25 tons and two meters high, was cast in bronze in 1779 …

Shwedagon Museum

Shwedagon Museum

Shwedagon Pagoda Museum is a small museum opened in 1992 …

Maha Bandula Park

Maha Bandula Park

Maha Bandula, a public park dates to 1867 to 1868 located in downtown Yangon, was formerly named Fitch Square or Fytche Square …

Maha Wizaya Pagoda

Maha Wizaya Pagoda

Maha Wizaya Pagoda built in 1980, is located near the Shwedagon Pagoda on top of the Dhammarakhita Hill in central Yangon …

Happy World Amusement Park

Happy World Amusement Park

appy World Amusement Park is a relaxing place one of very few theme parks of the country located nearby the People's Park …

National Races Village

National Races Village

National Races Village is located near Thanlyin Bridge was constructed by Ministry of Progress of Border Areas and National Races …

Gallery 65

Gallery 65

Gallery 65 is a unique art gallery that established in 2010, located in Yaw Min Gyi Road (formerly York Road) in Dagon Township …

Kheng Hock Keong

Kheng Hock Keong

The oldest and also the largest temple to the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu, located on the corner of Strand Road and Sintodan Street in Yangon, built in 1861 …

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Holy Trinity Cathedral

The primary Anglican cathedral in Burma, located in the city center, it is the oldest colonial cathedral in Yangon, construction began in 1886 and completed in 1894 …

Independence Monument

Independence Monument

Located in the center of Maha Bandoola Park in downtown Yangon, it commemorates the independence of Burma from the British in 1948 …

Maha Bandula Bridge

Maha Bandula Bridge

Maha Bandula Bridge a cable-stayed bridge, a major bridge in Yangon city, built in 2001 …

Lim Chin Tsong Palace

Lim Chin Tsong Palace

Lim Chin Tsong Palace build in 1918 near Kokkine Road, Lim Chin Tsong was a Burmese Chinese tycoon and merchant …

Sein Yaung Chi Pagoda

Sein Yaung Chi Pagoda

The Sein Yaung Chi Pagoda located on the Shwedagon Pagoda Road, surrounded in glass, a magnificent work of art …

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Was built in 1926, located in Pabedan township it is a major bazaar situated in the heart of Yangon, popular with tourists, souvenirs, paintings …

Weather in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Weather in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Humidity, Wind, Visibility, Pressure, Weather this week, Current Weather, Maximum Temperature … Check the Weather in Yangon

See the sights of Myanmar on the Yangon Circular Railway

Things to do in Yangon

Walk Around Yangon, Experiencing Street Life

Walk Around Yangon, Experiencing Street Life

They are daily guided walking tours to explore the rich architecture of the city, but you can walk around alone the sidewalks & streets, markets, food stalls …

Celebrating Thingyan Water Festival in Yangon downtown area

Celebrating Thingyan Water Festival in Yangon downtown area

A three day festival, the most unique and colorful is held every April, a great celebration takes place toward the end of the dry season …

Yangon Street Food

Yangon Street Food

Yangon street food can be found everywhere, but the most famous are in the short and narrow streets of Chinatown, a nightmarket full of food stalls …

Ride on the slowly circular train for a journey

Ride on the slowly circular train for a journey

Yangon Circular Railway is the local commuter rail network stops at 39 station, the circle line train around Yangon, a window to Myanmar's life …

A night visit at Shwedagon Pagoda

A night visit at Shwedagon Pagoda

The most famous and sacred pagoda in Yangon, it is simply wonderful to visit at the night with no noisy, spectacular, lighting up the night …