Yangon is the main entrance to Myanmar both by air and sea. The name Garden City of East started to spread due to the abundant torpical trees, ever green and cool shady parks with no high rise building. Many buildings built between the mid 19th century and the beginning of WW2 in 1940, and the colonial-area can be seen in this city. The main features of yangon are Shwedagon Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, Bogyoke Market, National Museum, Sule Pagoda and Kandawgyi.
Shwedagon Pagoda is the most important religious edifice in Myanmar. It has been existed for more than 2,600 years and it was built to house 8 sacred hairs of last Buddha, robe of the first Buddha, walking stick of the second and yaysit for the third. A series of earthquake caused damage to the upper part of the pagoda in 18th century. Sin Phyu Shin (last dynasty of Myanmar) rebuilt in 18th century. The original pagoda was only 9 m high but from restoring and rebuilding it is now 160 feet above sea level to the platform and from the plat form to the top of the pagoda is.
Botahtaung was built around the same time as Shwedagon Pagoda and it was located in downtown near the Yangon river with the height of 40m.
Many Burmese historical, culture, ethnic group, arts and crafts and etc. can be observed. The museum is open from 10am to 5 pm and close on Monday, Tuesday and public holidays.
The Kandawgyi Lake is known for its Karaweik (Myanamr traditional royal boat). A breathtaking park where people can relax peacefully surrounds the Kandawgyi Lake.
Sule Pagoda stands on the centre of Yangon with the shape of octagonal and the height of 40m. It was built 2,000 years ago to house a strand of the last Buddha’s hair.
Bogyoke Market formally known as Scotch Market named after Bogyoke Aung San. It is the best place for shopping which have the varieties of Myanmar traditional costumes, jewelries, artifacts and souvenirs.