Top Interesting Things To Do in Yangon

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Myanmar’s largest and busiest city – Yangon is usually the first stop of many tourists when come to the golden land. Apart from visiting the most famous Buddhist buildings such as Shwedagon Pagoda or Sule Pagoda, you can also join in the more fun and interesting activities in the tours in Yangon.

1.Shopping at the Bogyoke Aung San Market

The colonial style market Bogyoke Aung San has the former name of Scott Market where is a perfect place for shopping in Yangon. You can find literally everything in this massive bazaar from clothes, traditional handicrafts, artwork to souvenirs and jewelries. If you want to keep mementos from the journey to the golden land or buy something to your loved ones back home, Bogyoke Aung San market is definitely the right place to do so.

Location: Bogyoke Aung San Rd, Yangon
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday. 10am-5pm

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2. Enjoy the Nightlife in the Yangon Chinatown

You might wonder where is the best place to taste the quintessence of Yangon culinary, the Chinatown should be on your priority list. The streets become alive when the night falls with hundred of food vendors selling all kinds of mouth – watering stuffs from ready – to – eat to fresh produce. Furthermore, locals and foreigners also choose this place to come to hang out, to sit by each other and have a glass of delicious draught and some skewers.

Location: approximately 10- 15 minutes walking from Sule Pagoda
Opening hours: night time

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3. Strolling in Kandawgyi Park

This park is a peaceful and quite part of the city where you can come and enjoy the relaxing time and fresh air in the lush vegetation. Coming here, tourists can enjoy their strolling on the boardwalk crossing the lake, then tasting some Burmese delicacies in the restaurants located in the area. You can also pay a visit at the majestic Karaweik Palace floating on the lake of the park for a dinner and traditional shows. What is more, Kandawgyi Park is a great place to catch the wonderful sunset of the city.

Location: Natmauk Road and Kandawgyi Kanpat Road
Opening hours: Daily from 4am-10pm

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4. Visiting the Myanmar National Museum

A visit at Burma National Museum will give you everything you need to know about the golden land from the history to the culture. The area features a great collection of artifacts, works of art, ornaments, etc. which are all Burmese treasures.

Location: 66/74 Pyay Road Dagon 11191, Yangon
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday. 9.30am – 4.30pm

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5. Experience a slice of local life on Yangon Circular Train

Trains are widely used by Burmese people to move around the country. In Yangon, there is a special train route running from downtown to the outskirts taking about 3 hours to complete a loop. The train stops at 39 stations witnessing the daily life of the natives in and out the city in which Danyingon station features the most vibrant market.

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