Travel Myanmar Destinations >> Yangon (Rangoon) Division >> Yangon (Rangoon)
Yangon, the capital city and gateway to the Union of Myanmar, is one of the most attractive cities in the East. It has been impressive as one of the world’s best planned cities, in standard of both compactness and mathematical uniformity, which can be obviously seen from the straight streets and roads that intersect at right angles. Its fringes are beautiful with pagodas, spacious parks gardens and its atmosphere cooled by the Kandawgyi Lake and Inya Lake.

Most of the major Myanmar and foreign companies are located in Yangon, and imports exports of the Union of Myanmar generally pass through Yangon Port. The city is also the only point of entry for visitors from abroad to Myanmar country by air and sea.

About 2,500 years ago, there was probably a coastal fishing village or a trading colony called “Okkala”. After the construction of Shwedagon Pagoda, the settlement grew in fame as Dagon. King Alaungpaya, the founder of Konbaung Dynasty founded Yangon when he took the village of Dagon in 1755. He called the settlement as Yangon or “End of Strife”. The Europen travellers in the 11th century first heard the word “Dagon”, the town with the Golden Pagoda.

Yangon become a port city and a centre of commercial functions since pre-colonial and colonial days 45 se. The Yangon River or Hlaing River gives it colour and peninsular look (from aerial view) touching the city in the east and south flanks and the Pazundaung Creek in the west. see photos of Yangon

What to see in Yangon:

  • Blind School - a home place for blind people who need the support.
  • Bogyoke Aung San Museum - the old house and collections of Myanmar's independent father.
  • Bogyoke Market - the bazzar with over 30,000 stalls selling all kinds of local products.
  • Botataung Pagoda - the landmark of Yangon waterfront.
  • Chaukhtatgyi Reclinning Buddha Image - a huge reclinning Buddha image built in 1907.
  • China Town
  • Deaf School - a home place for deaf people who need the support.
  • Gem Museum and Gem Market.html - collections of world biggest prestige stones
  • Hantharwady World War II Cemetery
  • Hlawka Wildlife Park
  • Home for the aged
  • Htaukkyant Allied War Memorial Cemetery
  • Kabaaye Pagoda
  • Kandawgyi National Park
  • Karaweik Palace
  • Lawka Chantha Abhayalabhamuni Buddha Image
  • National Museum
  • Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Strand Jetty
  • Sule Pagoda and Independent Monument
  • Tooth Relic Pagoda.html
  • Yangon Zoo

    Where to stay in Yangon: Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)

    See the other interesting places located in Yangon: >> Thanlyin, Twante

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