Attractions around Yangon
The former capital of Myanmar, and its largest city, Yangon, is often the first point of entry for most international visitors: usually arriving via its international airport or seaport. Bustling, urban and still Myanmar’s centre of business and commerce.
The Shwedagon is the most ancient historical pagoda in Myanmar.It is regarded as the most sacred pagoda. The pagoda was rebuilt and enlarged by later kings. The last person to rebuild the pagoda to the present size and shape was Queen Shin Saw Pu.
Sule Pagoda is right in the heart of the metropolis. One cannot possibly miss Sule pagoda, as it stands at the junction of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. Sule Pagoda is believed to be 2000 years old. The octagonal shape is maintained as it tapers to the bell.
The pagoda was named Botahtaung (thousand officers of the guard). It was originally built by Mon people. “Kyaik Dae Up” is the pagoda’s Mon name. “Kyaik” means Pagoda and “Dae Up” means to deliver. The pagoda was renovated from time to time.
The Kaba-Aye Hillock is an interesting stretch of land in Yangon. It is sprawling but rises only imperceptibly. In fact, it is a Buddhist religious estate, so declared at the beginning of the 1990s. Religious-affairs wise, things are run from there.
Shangarila where the story of King Ukkalapa’s mother, an ethereal maid of the woodlands, unfolds. The place where the Pagoda stands today was an untamed rain forest, interspersed with tidal creeks, thecrocodiles, as tigers and other beasts wandered on land.
Many of the old buildings in the city of Yangon, which were built during the early days of the British colonial period have passed through the ages and withstood onslaughts of earthquake, storms, heavy rains and natural disasters.
With the tragic, disastrous and gloomy event, Bogyoke Aung San and seven other leaders were assassinated on 19 July 1947. On the green and shady Natmauk Road, a lane direction marked with “Bogyoke Pya Tike Lann”. It is a colonial-era villa, built in 1921.
The magnificent City Hall is situated at the center of Yangon nearest to the Sule Pagoda and the Independence Monument. All Myanmar citizens are proud of this magnificent building because most visitors praise its wonderful architectural design.
After more than 100 years of the British Colonial Rule, our country emerged as the Sovereign State of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on the 4th of January 1948. Thus Burma (Myanmar Nainggan) has existed as the Sovereign State since 1948.
As soon as we stepped into the zoo, what came insight was the green lush environment which is the noises coming from afar sounded so much like a choir song to our ears. The noises and the scene made a perfect match indeed, seemingly defining that area.
Before 1920, the Yangon University Estate was only a vast jungle area infested with beasts, often serving as a hide-out for dacoits, that, in the early 1920s, many halls of residence and lecture-rooms, staff-quarters, and many other modern amenities were hacked.
Kandawgyi is the Myanmar name (big lake) of a lake in the city of Yangon, Myanmar. This lake has existed from time immemorial. It is situated in Bahan Township less than one mile to the northeast of the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda.
Chinatown is a small place but there are a million things going on around the small place. If you are a tourist don’t forget to visit Chinatown. This is a location where there are different types of food like Japanese, Chinese, all sorts of food there.
The Taukkyan War Cemetery is quite well-known in Yangon Region. It is a memorial to the war dead of Britain and its colonies. It was established and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, headquartered in Maidenhead, England.
Surprise of surprises, there is an Allied war cemetery deep inside Yangon City, unknown to most natives of the city, covering 3.5 acres of land. It is Yangon War Cemetery in Sangyaung Township, near the back of Sarpay Beikman Press.
Thanlyin (Syriam) just across the river from Yangon is an old port, with many ancient pagodas and an old Portuguese church in ruins. In the last few years, the whole area from Thanlyin to Kyauktan is being developed for an industrial zone and a new modern port.
There is a beach by the name of Letkhokgon near the sea. The beach is virtually 30 miles away from Yangon; it is situated near the village of Letkhokgon, Kunchangon Town. The beach is about 9 miles long.
The fate of Bahadur Shah Zafar, ex-King of Delhi, parallels that of King Thibaw, Myanmar’s last king. Victims or virtual prisoners of crass British colonialism, each had had to spend his last days in exile, Shah Zafar in Myanmar and King Thibaw in India.
My name is ‘National Races Village Union of Myanmar.’ I live near Thanlyin Bridge in Yangon. I’m 17 years old now. Born to a park species, I have no mouth to speak, no leg to travel and no friend to play except that I have the senses to see, hear and feel.