If you have an opportunity to visit Myanmar one day, there could be no reason why you don’t put Yangon - the largest and possibly most beautiful city of this charming country - in your bucket list. A trip to Yangon guarantees you the chance to not only admire breathtaking attractions but also explore unique Burmese culture. Still have no idea of where to start your Burma tour packages? Consider our Top 5 Things to do in Yangon listed below.
1. Sightsee by Yangon Circular Train
Beyond various types of vehicles in Yangon, the Yangon Circular Train is considered to be the cheapest and most unique choice, which surely offers you the opportunity to have an interesting scenic trip around the city. Although the train takes passenger 3 hours to finish one round, it is a great chance to not only admire the beauty of Yangon as well as its tranquil outskirt areas but also meet and observe daily activities of a lot of friendly locals in a trip.
2. Visit Chaukhtatgyi Paya
Known as the kingdom of Golden pagodas, Myanmar will surely wow you by its large number of Buddhist structures. Whenever you’re in Yangon, you shouldn’t miss Chaukhtatgyi Paya Temple, containing the giant 65-meter Buddha Statue. You will also have chance to witness charming architecture and learn more about mysterious things of Burmese Buddhism.
3. Admire Yangon City Hall
Once arrived at the city of Yangon, a visit to Yangon City Hall will be unmissable. It was considered as a fine example of Architecture in Myanmar, built by U Tin – a talented Burmese architect in the 20th century who also designed the Central Railway Station and Basic Education Highschool No.2 Bagon. It is very easy to reach the City Hall thanks to its heart-of- -city location. You can also have many photo chances from all sides of the Hall and great view of the city as bustling traffic scene moving around you.
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4. Relax at Kandawgyi Park
If you are looking for a place to relax after days travelling around Myanmar or hours sitting in the office, then a short visit to Kandawgyi Park will definitely delight you. The Park is situated in the center, providing a fresh atmosphere for Yangon with a large area of lush green trees and the large Kandawgyi Lake, promising the chance to stretch your legs, enjoy cool breezes and observe daily activities of local people.
Especially, when the night falls, you will be amazed at many beautiful restaurants and the twinkle giant Karaweik floating on the lake. Every year, some traditional festivals are also held here, which attracts a large amount of tourists and people from all regions of Myanmar to come and have fun together.
5. Discover Yangon’s Markets
It is said that when you want to learn more about the culture of a specific region, visit its local market. Indeed, like in other tourist cities in Myanmar, Yangon’s market is considered as a never-boring place. There are many of them in the city, but the most famous ones are Bogyoke Aung San and Mingalar market, which guarantee an access to a wide range of goods, clothes, souvenir, local specialties etc.
You can easily join in a Yangon culinary tour in the market to taste some of the best Burmese street food at never-better prices.
Furthermore, the trip to these local markets helps you extend knowledge about not only special products of Yangon but also the unique Burmese culture.