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Sightseeing in Yangon
Visit Sule Pagoda
SULE PAGODA: this 48 meter high golden dome was used by the British as the nucleus of their grid pattern for the city when it was rebuilt in the 1880s. The pagoda’s peculiarity is its octagonal-shaped stupa, which retains its shape as it tapers to the spire.
Visit Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake
KANDAWGYI LAKE: also known as the Royal Lake, this natural body of water located in the city center is a good place for strolling and picnicking. The lake is attractive at sunset when the glittering Shwedagon pagoda is reflected in its calm waters.
Visit Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market
BOGYOKE AUNG SAN MARKET(closed on Mondays and public holidays): also known as Scott Market, this building contains over 2000 stalls and is the best place in Yangon to browse through the complete range of local handicrafts.
Visit Strand Road
The colorful bustle along Yangon Road streams in along with the sunshine through tall teak framed windows at The Strand Cafe. Marble floors inlaid with teak and black lacquered ceiling fans recall the city’ s colonial era while contemporary British photographer Tim Hall’ s striking black & white photographs of the country’ s monks and hill tribes adds memorable, artful context to the cool, comfortable room, as does the cafe’s take on afternoon Burmese tea served daily with homemade pastries. Feel free to snack on either the Burmese or Western varieties.
Visit Shwedagon Pagoda
SHWEDAGON PAGODA: the highlight of any visit to Yangon, this pagoda dates back about 2500 years and was built to house eight sacred hairs of the Buddha. Its original shape has changed beyond all recognition over the centuries. Its bell-shaped superstructure, resting on a terraced base, is covered in about 60 tons of gold-leaf, which is continuously being replaced. Overnight in Yangon.