Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline. Its famed Shwedagon Paya, a huge, shimmering pagoda complex, draws thousands of pilgrims annually.
The Sule Pagoda is a tiny pagoda in Yangon's city center. The pagoda, known in Burmese as the Kyaik Athok Zedi, is bordered by bustling streets, a market, and colonial-era structures including as the Supreme Court and Yangon city hall. According to mythology, the pagoda was built some 2,500 years ago during the lifetime of Gautama Buddha. At the time, the pagoda was much smaller. Later Kings rebuilt and expanded it on various occasions. When it was restored halfway through the 15th century, the paya gained its current height.
The Maha Bandula Park or Maha Bandula Garden (Mahabandula or Mahabandoola) is a public park, located in downtown Yangon, Burma. The park is bounded by Maha Bandula Garden Street in the east, Sule Pagoda Road in the west, Konthe Road in the south and Maha Bandula Road in the north, and is surrounded by some of the important buildings in the area such as the Sule Pagoda, the Yangon City Hall and the High Court. The park is named after General Maha Bandula who fought against the British in the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824–1826), and includes the Independence Monument, an obelisk in commemoration of Burmese independence from the British in 1948. The park was formerly named Fytche Square in honour of the then Chief Commissioner of British Burma, Albert Fytche. The park is popular with t'ai chi practitioners in the morning and in the evening.
Shopping market with more than 2000 shops selling all kinds of products but of special mention is the beautiful exotic "Shan Bag" velvet slippers, lacquer ware, Gems shops and all sorts of handicraft.
The Shwedagon Pagoda, situated on Singuttara Hill in the center of Yangon (Rangoon), is the most sacred Buddhist stupa in Myanmar and one of the most important religious reliquary monuments in the world. The proposed property includes the hill atop of which the main stupa is located, the hill-top reliquary stupa and associated religious buildings and sacred statuary, bells, and other emblems situated on the hill, as well as the hill’s surrounding sacred perimeter. The proposed property comprises a total area of 46.3 hectares. According to local chronologies dating from the14th century CE, the Shwedagon is believed to enshrine the bodily relics of the historical Buddha, Gautama, as well as artifactual relics purported by long tradition to be associated with the three other most recent previous Buddhas of our present era (kalpa).
Famous landmark on Yangon's waterfront where one can see Buddha's hair relic and Nanthida Jetty to see people who taking boats and ships through Yangon River.The Botataung pagoda, also spelled Botahtaung pagoda was built some 2,500 years ago by the Mon people. In the second World War the pagoda was destroyed during an airforce bombing mission aimed at the nearby docks. Rebuilding started in 1948 following the original design. In the center of the tiled platform stands the main stupa surrounded by a a number of smaller stupas. The main stupa is the unique feature of the Botataung monastery; it enshrines the sacred Buddha relic and it is hollow and open to the public.
Located on Shwegontain Street in the center of Yangon and only 3 kilometers away from the North East of Shwedagon pagoda,
Chauk-htat-gyi Buddha is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Yangon, known for its largest Buddha image in Myanmar. The enormous and shiny gilded look of this pagoda will make it worth paying a visit. Although Myanmar is a land of golden pagodas and Chaukh
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