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  • Botataung Pagoda
    3.5 stars

    This is the third of Yangon's "three pagodas" and though less visually striking, has some intriguing history. Botataung pagoda is the lesser known of  “the three pagodas” of Yangon. While it may not not have the flare of Shwedagon or the stature of Sule, inside its golden-leafed walls is laid ... read more

  • Bogyoke Aung San Market
    4 stars

    This almost-century old market is the market to visit in Yangon, offering antiques, artworks, gems, clothes and almost anything else you can think of. If you visit any market in Yangon, make it the almost-century old Bogyoke Aung San Market, where you'll find slowly dying black market money ... read more

  • Sule Pagoda
    3 stars

    Sule Pagoda is the golden glowering heart of downtown Yangon (Rangoon). Nestled in the middle of two of Yangon’s main traffic arteries, which meet up in a roundabout that encircles around it, the pagoda is just one stupa and a stunning key city landmark. The pagoda is said to house a hair of ... read more

  • Shwedagon Pagoda
    4 stars

    The most sacred and revered pagoda in Burma (Myanmar) is Shwedagon in Yangon, standing proud on top of Singuttara Hill in between People’s Park and Kandawgyi Lake. The giant golden dome stupa is the city's most prominent landmark and is a must-see on every travel itinerary. Legend has it that the ... read more

  • Kandawgyi Lake
    3.5 stars

    The lake and its surrounding gardens is a great place for a picnic -- shed the anxiety of Yangon traffic and ease earache from horns with a walk through the tree-filled park. One of two prominent lakes in Yangon, Kandawgyi Lake translates to “great royal lake” and was created during British ... read more

  • Yangon Circle Train
    4 stars

    What’s the best and cheapest way to see the city of Yangon (Rangoon)? Trishaw? Nope! Take the local Yangon circle train for a half-day, up close and local experience. Your wallet and the trishaw driver’s knees will thank you! Clickety-clacking through 29 miles of bumpy track in true ... read more

  • Gem Museum and Mart
    3.5 stars

    Yangon's Gem Museum and Mart, comprised of three floors of gem shops topped by a single-storey museum, is worth a look to get a feel for how bountiful Burma's lands have proved to be. While the country's largest sapphire and ruby has been transferred to the capital Naypyidaw, what's for sale here ... read more

  • Inya Lake
    4 stars

    The largest lake in Yangon hosts numerous activities and restaurants and is a worthy way to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. During your journey from the airport to downtown Yangon (Rangoon) you'll see rows of colourful umbrellas and well-manicured gardens. Hiding ... read more

  • Kabar Aye Pagoda
    3.5 stars

    Standing grand in north Yangon (Rangoon), Kabar Aye Pagoda is an ideal spot for meditation seekers or for those who prefer a serene pagoda experience. The pagoda shares an entrance with the State Pariyatti Sasana University, Maha Pasana Cave and a large lake. Translated as "world peace", Kabar Aye ... read more

  • Sunset boat cruise
    4 stars

    For something a bit different at the end of the day, why not try a sunset boat cruise on the Rangoon River? There's no really spectacular sites as such -- apart from the sunset itself if you're lucky -- but it does give a different vantage point over downtown Yangon and the waterfront area. Boating ... read more

  • Central Railway Station
    3.5 stars

    It may not be worth going far out of your way to visit the Central Railway Station but this spectacular building is impossible to miss and one of downtown Yangon's most iconic structures. Unless you're actually catching a train, it may not be worth going far out of your way to visit the Central ... read more

  • Off the Beaten Track
    4 stars

    Off The Beaten Track in Kandawgyi Lake park is a lovely spot where travellers can stop in and get information on places that aren’t on the mainstream tourist trail while having a beer and something to eat. ... read more

  • 24 hours in Yangon
    4 stars

    So you have only one day in Yangon and want to see everything humanly possible? We understand. Here are our suggestions on what to do with just 24 hours. ... read more

  • Drug Elimination Museum
    3.5 stars

    The Drugs Elimination Museum in Yangon (Rangoon) is a bizarre must-visit museum for anyone interested in the history of Myanmar’s drug wars. ... read more

  • Yangon art galleries
    3.5 stars

    With Myanmar’s (Burma’s) complex history and past isolation as their backdrops, the artists in Yangon are teeming with life, and beginning to break through to the world. ... read more

  • Yangon in photos
    3.5 stars

    We recently had the pleasure of three weeks travelling in Burma and while we had grand plans for covering a raft of destinations in those three weeks, plans went askew when we arrived in Yangon, fell in love with it and spent five days there ... read more

  • MyME Yangon
    3.5 stars

    If you've been to a teashop in Burma (Myanmar), you've probably been served by young kids who work every day of the week for well over 12 hours a day ... read more

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