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Yangon, formerly no more than a village or a small town called Dagon (1755), means literally "The End of Strife". Never regret to drop in to enjoy the visits of interesting themes like religious monuments, colonial architecture of old "Rangoon", zoological garden, Wildlife Park in Hlawga , Peoples' Park on Pyay Road, Bogyoke Aung San Market and the Kandawgy and Inya Lakes.
Shwe-Da-Gon Pagoda
The Shwe-Da-Gon Pagoda is the prom inent landmark of wayfarers, glittering under the sunshine and assuming to be a solid gold-hill. One of the wonders of the world, the Shwe-Da-Gon is believed to have been built approximately 2,500 years ago. It is venerated for the embodiment of relics of Buddha. Its oldest stupa built between VI and X century rises 98 metres (326 feet) above its base Shwe-Da-Gon Pagoda is also highly admired for the elegant and grandeur of its architectural perfection by the natives and architects all over the world. It is the essence of Myanmar and a place that never fails to enchant.

Botataung Paya
Standing on the riverbank, you will enjoy from there the most scenic point of view on marine-life of the Yangon River. The name of the paya refers to the 1000 military leaders (Bo means military leader and tataung means 1000) who escorted the relics of the Buddha coming from India 2000 years ago. The strong point of this pagoda is that the original hair-relics can be viewed in a glass-sealed relic-chamber.

National Museum
The most relevant object in this museum is the "Lion Throne", once the symbol of power and authority of King Thibaw Min, the last king of Myanmar.

Thanlyin (Kyauk Tan)
Across the river lies Thanlyin, which was the base for Philip De Brito, a Portuguese adventurer, in early 17 century. The place hosts an old church with nothing left but only a shell and tombstone with inscriptions. Out of town lies Kyaik-khaukPaya, which contains two Buddhas'hairs and two tombs of famous Burmese writers. Some 12 km further are to see the Yele Paya (also called Mid River Pagoda) and a gigantic sitting Buddha at Padagyi village.

Sightseeing

  • Shwe Da Gon Pagoda
  • Gabar Aye Pagoda
  • Khyauk Htat Gyi Pagaoda
  • Botataung Pagoda
  • Sule Pagoda
  • Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda
  • Nga Gar Factory (Glass Factory)
  • Bogyoke Aung San Market
  • China Town
  • Chinese temple
  • Around Kandawgyi Lake

Last Updated (Wednesday, 20 April 2011 16:47)

 
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