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    Best time to Visit Yangon Rangoon: Whole Year

    Category : History/heritage: History & Heritage,Culture & Festival
    Pilgrimage: Pilgrimage

    Duration(days) : 3 Days

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    This is largest city in Myanmar. It was once known as Rangoon , Yangon is the place where most of the visitors pass by. Yangon is a huge city, by far the biggest in Myanmar, and its ramshackle charms deserve at least a few days exploration.The country’s largest metropolis is also its commercial and intellectual hub. After decaying buildings and  monuments ,Yangon is filled with number of restaurants, bars and shops and business sites


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    Golden Rock Pagoda

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    Mount Kyaiktiyo is famous for huge Golden rock which sits on the granite boulder which is most religious sacred sites of Myanmar. Piligrim comes here from far and wide worship and add gold leaf to the rock. For many visitors, the rock which sits on the top of it, which are said to covers the hair of Buddha and also panaronmic 360 degree view of the surrounding Mon state mountain.
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      Ayeyarwady River

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      This is also called as Irrawaddy River. The name "Irrawaddy" is an English corruption of Ayerawaddy Myit, which some scholars translate as "river that brings blessings to the people." This is principal river on Myanmar which flows from north to south. Its about 1350 miles long. These waters speak of glacial beginnings in the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya below Tibet.
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        Shwedgon pagoda

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        In Yangon, you will see the marvelous Shwedagon Pagoda. It sits upon holy Singuttara Hill, noticeable from miles away. Shwedagon is the most consecrated pagoda as it reveres the relics of the three prior buddhas and the eight hairs of Gautama Buddha. It rises 99.4 meters, with the edge measuring 432.8 meters and sparkling in gold. The extremely top is tipped with a 76-carat jewel. The Shwedagon Pagoda is believed to be 2500 years of age. Shwedagon Pagoda is unquestionably worth a visit.
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          Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda

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          This is well known for its enormous 65 meters reclining buddha. The original image was completed in 1907. Later when the image was in the stage of repair, a devout Buddhist decided to restore it. During renovations in 1966 about 5 meters were added to the image. The renovation was paid for entirely with donations from Buddhists and foreign tourists. The names of the contributors are inscribed on the beams of the building. The feet contain 108 segments in red and gold colors that show images representing the 108 lakshanas or auspicious characteristics of the Buddha.
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            Nga Htat Gyi pagoda T

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            This is known as enormous seated image of Buddha. The image which is also known as the “five storey Buddha” measures nearly 14 meters high. The pagoda is located in the Ashay Tawya Monastery, a little visited temple across the street from the Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda that houses a highly revered 65 meter long reclining Buddha image. The walkway to the temple is adorned with murals, including depictions of Buddhist Hell, where sinners receive punishments for their sins. One of the pavilion’s walls contains a painting of the Buddha with a long line of followers dressed in red robes.
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              Botataung Pagoda

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              Botataung Pagoda which is also spelled as Botahtaung Pagoda means 1,000 military leaders which is located on the banks of river in downtown Yagon was built some 2,500 years ago by the Mon people.. This name was derived from an event that took place more than 2,000 years ago when eight hair relics from the Buddha were brought over to Yangon from India.In centre stands the main stupa which is surrounded with the many stupas, enshrines the sacred Buddha relic and it is hollow and open to the public.
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                Sule Pagoda

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                The Sule pagoda is about 2,500 years old and contains a hair relic of the Gautama Buddha. Its is located in the centre of the Yagon at the meeting point between sule road and Mahabandoola road. Sule Pagoda’s ideal location makes it an attractive place to start a city tour. The Sule Pagoda is shaped like a dome and there are smaller stupas, 10 bells made of bronze and 8 Buddha images around it. These eight Buddha images represent the days of the week with one extra image for Wednesday.
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                  Musmeah yeshua synagogue

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                  This Building which was constructed in 1896 was built in yangon to replace a wooden structure from 1854.The interior of the building contains bimah( platform holding the reading table for the torah) in the centre of the main sanctuary and a women’s balcony upstairs. Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is the only Synagogue in the world that used to have 126 Torah Scroll. Jewish community of Myanmar hosted Hanukkah(festival of lights) which is conducted on their annual Holiday was attended by religious leaders from Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian.
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                    National museum

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                    The National Museum of Myanmar was established in the year 1952 with it's premises at what was before the Jubilee Hall. In the year 1970, the historical center was moved to a more roomy expanding on Pansodan Street. Be that as it may, these premises were not initially built to house an exhibition hall or museum. The present National Museum is situated on Pyay Road in a marvelous five-story building built for the reason in open and extraordinarily finished grounds. Precious antiquated relics and noteworthy memorabilia are in plain view in 14 halls on four storeys. Three halls on the ground floor hold shows on the development the Myanmar script and letter set, the Lion Throne Room as well as Ratanapon Period pieces.
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                      Gems museum

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                      The Gems museum is located in yangon. The museum is dedicated to precious Burmese gem stones. The museum is located In the third floor of thefour storyed building. The visitors can study the articles such as made of pure solid gold and decorated with gems which were displayed in front of the throne to the left and right in customary order.
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                        Taukkyan War Cemetery

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                        The War Memorial Cemetery in Taukkyan remembers more than 30,000 British Commonwealth troopers who died in Burma amid World War II. There are 6,374 perfectly well-kept graves on the whole (alongside 52 graves of WWI officers). A further 27,000 names of fallen officers with unknown graves are engraved on the Rangoon Memorial. Each endeavor was made by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to get the remains of the individuals who died in diverse parts of the nation and the graves are gathered into distinctive fights.
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                          China Town

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                          The Chinatown lies west of the Sule Pagoda and is situated in the focal center of downtown Yangon. It is a one stop visit in downtown region to an assortment of eateries, gold and gems stores, cyber cafe, clothing shops and smaller than usual markets. The roadside nourishment slows down with steaming dishes and snacks, flowers, fruits and sizzling fries are delights for both local people and outsiders. Organic product sellers offer natural product in season which incorporate mangoes, apples, tangerines, grapes, pears lichi’s, pineapples, rambutan, plums and a wide range of banana all the year round.
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                            Yangon Zoo

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                            Yangon Zoo next to Kandawgyi Lake is a decent place to escape from the warmth and buzzing about of the city, particularly for families with youthful youngsters. The zoo was set up in the year 1901 and was called Victoria Memorial Park and Zoological Gardens out of appreciation for Queen Victoria. The zoo now boasts more than 1,100 animals, representing to around 200 species that incorporate uncommon and endangered breeds, for example, Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, hornbills etc. The rich varieties of animals incorporate 60 types of warm blooded animals, 70 types of flying creatures and 20 types of reptiles
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                              Yangon can be reached by Air