Yangon is not a city it used to be, it was back in days the capital city of Myanmar but during the ruling time of the military junta, when in the land far away was created Nay Pyi Daw, the official capital of the now Myanmar, Yangon declined to become a city more driven towards the country economy. Although its capital status expired, Yangon has not lost its due prominence.
In many parts of the City is a long stall of shops and hawkers struggling for a hard day work for a hard day pay. Hop onto a lazily moving trishaw and get around the rural area in Dala to observe different walks of life. Or perhaps a train ride that circles around the outskirts of the city would be an alternative.
And date back to the 90’s era and dig into the cities compelling history.
Let alone be their astounding characters, a collection of stately colonial buildings in the city center would not be by any means less recommended to anyone despite their decaying age.
Yangon has grasped an increasing number of tourists every year with the last year counting over 4 million. The city has myriad tourist attractions, remarkably the Shwedagon Pagoda which justifies a visit to the city all by itself and remains the supreme milestone of the country.
You can describe Yangon in two words; glistening temples. Yangon is the biggest city in Myanmar at the moment, it is definitely got the most buzz and excitement than any other place in the country. As it has got this excitement and buzz more people are beginning to travel there to experience a new part of Asia. Since the rejuvenation of the country, it is now a hub of many things to Myanmar. This includes art, commercial and politics that have all become part of the reopening of this great city to the world.
There is now a rash of many new restaurants lining the streets in Yangon with building sites and traffic jams all adding to this great thrill and eagerness that the city brings. However, in some ways, Yangon has not changed at all for the good. Formally known as Rangoon, the city still holds the inspirational Buddhist monument in which many things revolve such as the Grand Shwedagon pagoda, landmark of Yangon.
What is so nice about traveling to Yangon is that it brings you the chance to have a breather for the rush of the city and lets you escape to the parks and lakes that it has. This lets you have the reassurance that you can go to one of these and realize that it is not all about the center of Yangon, but the parks and lakes are equally important. The places you should not miss in Yangon are The Grand Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Chauk Htet Kyi Reclining Buddha image, City Center and China Town as Yangon also brings these fascinating places too.
This downtown extravaganza is where you could find some of the most colonial and brilliant architecture in south-east Asia that you will find. So, keep your eyes peeled and you could be taking some great photos of this! Yangon is definitely a hidden gem in Asia and well worth the visit as some of the treasures you will find is stunning such as the spectacular 26 ft high lion throne in the national museum in Yangon.
We also recommend to try local Yangon circular train to experience and explore the way of lives and incredible memories along the way.