Yangon Region

Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, is located in the heart of Lower Myanmar. The division is bordered by Bago Region to the north and east, the Gulf of Martaban to the south, and Ayeyarwady Region to the west. It is the most developed region of the country and the main international gateway.

Yangon is the only one city in South East Aisa where could see a lot of colorful colonial buildings in one area. Taking circular train in Yangon is an interesting activity for tourists as it is the best way to learn the local people lifestyle. Scott Market (Bogyoke Aung San Market), known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, is another major tourist destination where is able to find Burmese handicraft and jewelry shops, art galleries, and clothing stores.  Moreover, the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda is also located in the heart of Yangon city.

Twante, noted for its pottery and cotton-weaving industries, is the nearby attraction of Yangon. 

Taking a boat trip along the famous Twante canal (the longest manmade canal of Myanmar) is the great chance to see the rural life of Myanmar.  Thanlyin, an ancient town built by the British for its port and petroleum refinery plant is 30minutes drive from Yangon. Thanlyin Kyauktan Pagoda &, ancient Portuguese church ruins are the interesting attractions of Thanlyin. 

Attraction Places
Shwedagon Pagoda

The pagoda is the landmark of Yangon and also one of the three most sacred religious sites in Myanmar, along with the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda and the Mahamuni Temple. 

National Museum

This five-story museum has an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture and civilization of Myanmar people.

Kaba Aye Pagoda

The pagoda was built in 1952 in preparation for the Sixth Buddhist Council that he held from 1954-1956.

Scott Market

It is known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. The market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and

jewelry shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. 

Sule Pagoda

The pagoda is located in the heart of downtown Yangon, occupying the center of the city and an important space in contemporary Myanmar politics, ideology and geography.

Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha Image

It is one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in the country. The Buddha image is 66 meters (217ft) long, and one of the largest in Myanmar. 

Colonial Buildings

Of all South East Asian cities, Yangon has the highest number of colonial era buildings. British constructed a great number of grand, impressive, majestic buildings in Victorian, Queen Anne, Art Deco, British Burmese and Neoclassical style in Yangon.

Botahtaung Pagoda

It is a famous pagoda, located in downtown Yangon, near the Yangon River. The pagoda is hollow within, and houses what is believed to be a sacred hair of Gautama Buddha. 

Htauk Kyant War Cemetery

It is a cemetery for Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War.

China Town

It is the busiest quarters of the city. Especially, 19th Street in China town is super crowded and well-known for its beer bars.


This ancient city is famous destination close to Yangon. Portuguese church ruins (built around 1750) and Kyaik Khauk Paogda are the main attractions of Thanlyin. 


Twante is the delta town from Yangon and good for a nice half day or full day trip. It is renowned for its pottery production. 


Dala city is located on the southern bank of Yangon River across from downtown Yangon. Although it is just opposite to downtown Yangon, the city is still largely rural. 


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