YANGON, the former capital and business city of Myanmar is the gateway to the wonderland. Alaungpaya, the founder of the last line of Burmese Kings, made Yangon his capital in 1753 and so it remained until 2005 when the capital was moved to Napyidaw. A green city of tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes, leafy sidewalks, pavement tea-shops and magnificent colonial buildings, it offers an intriguing mix of Burmese culture with Chinese and Indian quarters. Present day Yangon covers 392 square kilometer and 30 km up from the sea. Yangon is famous for its Great Shwedagon Pagoda totally gilded with real gold is reputedly one of the wonders of the world.

Place of interest

Shwedagone Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, Kandawgyi Lake, Bogyoke (Scott’s) Market, China Town & India Town, Colonial Building of British days.


Thanlyin (Syriam), Twante, Dala, Bago, Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock), Hpa-An, Mawlamyine.

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