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Yangon






The Yangon (formerly know as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar (formaerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline. Its famed Shwedagon Paya, a huge, shimmering pagoda complex, draws thousands of pilgrims annually. The city's other notable religious sites include the Botatauang and Sule pagodas, both housing Buddhist relics.

Peak travel is Dec - May, most of which matches  closely with the city's dry season (Nov - Apr). The climate is warm and humid year-round, becoming particularly hot Feb-Apr, ahead of rainy season. Monsoon rains reach their peak Jun-Sep, when heavy thunderstorms are common. Things to Do when you're in Yangon, Myanmar

 Things to do in Yangon

1. Shwedagon Pagoda

                

     Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most important religious sites in Yangon, and all of Myanmar.

     The golden chedi of the pagoda, which reaches a height of 99 meters, is visible throughout the city, and it shimmers inthe sun with                              its incredibly golden surface. I could hardly even look at pagoda without the squinting my eyes, there was so much gold!

2. Local fresh market

               

         Yangon there are plenty of fresh markets. One of the most notable is on Streer 26, across the street from the Shri Kali Temple, know as Thein Gyi Market. 

        One of the interesting things about this market in Yangon is that, despite the busyness of the market and vendors selling in the middle of the road, small delivery vehicles will still pass through.

3. Sule Pagoda

    The Sule Pagoda is not only a religious and historical pagoda landmark in Yangon, but it's also a city navigational landmark as well; It seems that all roads in downton Yangon eventually lead to the Sule Pagoda.

     The area is also home to numerous government buildings and offices, and center for bus and road transportation.

4. Bogyoke Aung San Market

                                                                    

      Bogyoke Aung San market, also commonly know by its former name of Scott Market, was build in 1926 under a design from the British colonial period.

     On the outside of the market are number of European looking cobbblestone streets with shops housed and either side, and there's also a large indoor section that's setup more like a bazaar.

     There's a large selection of things to purchase all in one areaa, and it's a nice clean market in a good location.

 

 

 

















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