Top Things to do in Yangon ?1.A visit to Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda It can be said that your journey to Myanmar never complete without a visit to Shwedagon “Golden Pagoda Of Myanmar which is one of the most important religious sites in Yangon, and all of Myanmar.The pagoda thickly covered with gold plates reach a height of almost 100 meters , is clearly visible through the city , it shimmers in the sun with its incredibly golden surface.Golden Shwedagon Pagoda is highly venerated and respected by Buddhist people not only from Myanmar but also from different parts of the world . When you’re there, what you’ll see is the local people performing a series of rituals according to the day they were born, and people will also walk circumferences around the base of the pagoda. The best time to visit pagoda is late afternoon ( before dusk ) and early visit to Pagoda is highly recommended to enjoy and experience the peaceful moments of your life while wandering around pagoda platform .A visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the things you must do when you’re in Yangon.Off course , there is four main entrance to access to Shwedagon pagoda – out of them Southern Entrance and Western entrance are more easy to access .
- Entry Fees : 10,000 kyats ( USD$ 8 ) per person – If you wish to repeat your visit to pagoda within a day – Please keep sticker and ticket you bought – So you can visit it twice ( morning visit and afternoon visit )
- Dress code : proper clothes to wear is requested : If you wear the short pants , you are advised to put the traditional longyi (For man & women ) on before climbing up to pagoda platform – Tradition longyi ( for man and woman ) can be rented at the entrance fees counter – But leave deposit ( 3,000 kyat ) to rent the longyi and full deposit will be refunded to you as longyi is returned to respective counter .
- How to get there: The easiest way to get to the Shwedagon Pagoda from downtown Yangon is to take a taxi. From downtown, it might cost around 2,000 to 2,000 kyats .
- Open hours: 05:00 am – 10:00 pm daily
- Entry fees : USD$ 03 each .
- How to get there : If you’re in central downtown Yangon, you really cannot miss the Sule Pagoda, it’s the main roundabout intersection right in the middle of downtown
- Open hours : 05:30 am – 08:00 pm daily
Bogyoke Aung San market, also formerly known as Scott Market, was built in 1926 under a design from the British colonial period. And which is located on General Aung San Road in the city centre . The market seems to be a little on the touristy side, and prices are little high as well. But that being said, it is a good place to come if you’re looking for jewelry (just use discretion), Burmese dresses and fabric, souvenirs, artwork, or handicrafts.On the outside of the market are a number of European looking cobblestone streets with shops housed and either side, and there’s also a large indoor section that’s setup more like a bazaar.here’s a large selection of things to purchase all in one area, and it’s a nice clean market in a good location.No entry fees to access to market but it closes on every Monday . 5-Walking around Yangon’s Chinatown for culinary experience
Chinatown in Yangon usually refers to the area of 24th through 18th street, west of the Sule Pagoda in downtown Yangon.It’s one of the busiest and most action packed areas of town, especially in the evening when the sides of the streets teem with food vendors selling everything from fresh produce to ready-made things to eat.20th street is known for its Chinese food like rice congee and grilled pork skewers.19th Street is known as the barbecue street, a side road that’s lined with Chinese restaurants that have glass cabinets full of all things skewered ready to be chosen and barbecued up. Just grab a table at one of the restaurants, choose the skewers you want, and relax as your food is cooked.19th street is also a famous relaxing night-life destination, a place where both tourists and locals come to drink and hang out.How to get there: If you’re staying in central Yangon, it’s pretty manageable to walk to Chinatown. From Sule Pagoda it’s about a 10 – 15 minute walk and the toughest part is crossing a few main streets
- Open hours: For the market and food, it’s best to go to Yangon Chinatown in the evening, about 5 pm things start to get buzzing
- Prices: prices is varied depending on what you eat and drink –but the prices will not be not too expensive – foods will be delicious beyond your expectation .
- How to get there: It’s easiest to take a taxi from downtown Yangon for 1,500 – 2,000 Kyats
- Open hours: 06:00 am – 10 pm daily
- Price: 300 Kyats ($.30) for restaurant area, 2,000 Kyats ($2.02) for boardwalk
- Tip: You have to leave you shoes at the entrance, and there’s a polite shoe rack guard who will take care of your shoes –.
- How to get there: Taking a taxi is about the only way to get to Chaukhtatgyi Paya and from central Yangon it cost us 2,500 kyat .
- Open hours: 06:00 am to 10:00 pm –but daytime is best
- No entry fees
- Open hours: Trains leave from Platform 6 (but the attendant will tell you exactly), about every 30 minutes – 1 hour starting in the morning
- Price: 300 Kyats ($0.30) for a ticket