Yangon Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda (Shwedagon Paya)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

In a country full of religious shrines, Shwedagon Pagoda is considered the most sacred. Its golden steeple rises high above Yangon’s skyline and relics of ...  Read more

Sule Pagoda (Sule Paya)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

The golden spire of this well-recognized pagoda stretches far into the skyline of downtown Yangon, making it easy to spot from even just about anywhere in ...  Read more

Yangon Central Railway Station

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Yangon’s Central Railway Station isn’t only the gateway to Myanmar where you can catch the train for further adventures around the country, but it is also the ...  Read more

Yangon Circular Train (Circle Line)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

The Yangon Circle Train offers visitors an easy, affordable and relaxing way to take in the sites and sounds of local Yangon life. The 28.5-mile railway winds ...  Read more

Bogyoke Aung San Market

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Since 1926 this city heritage site known for its rare antiques, old coins, Burmese jade and black market moneychangers has been a destination for locals and ...  Read more

Chaukhtatgyi Paya (Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Chaukhtatgyi Paya, with its 65-meter-long reclining Buddha, is not only a must-see, its sheer size and rich details make it one of the most memorable stops in ...  Read more

Strand Hotel

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Built in 1901, this grand colonial hotel has been called one of the finest places to stay East of the Suez. High ceilings, teakwood floors and hand-carved ...  Read more

Yangon City Hall

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Yangon City Hall is the seat of the various departments of the Yangon City Development Committee, the city’s administrative body, the head of which is ...  Read more

Bogyoke Aung San Museum

The Bogyoke Aung San Museum is dedicated to General Aung San, the founder of modern Myanmar and is located in the very building where he and his family lived ...  Read more

Former Myanmar Railways Headquarters

Train travel was first introduced in Myanmar around 1877, when the British developed a 163-mile line between Yangon and Pyay. Today, visitors can tour the ...  Read more

Kandawgyi Park

Kandawgyi Park, sometimes also called Kandawgyi Garden, is one of the reasons why Yangon is often called the garden city. It is a retreat in the middle of the ...  Read more

Little India

Little India is a somewhat unidentified neighborhood in downtown Yangon. It is spread out over several streets and received the name during the British ...  Read more

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is Myanmar’s last remaining Jewish house of worship. During colonial times, Yangon had a thriving Jewish community of over 2,500 ...  Read more

Taukkyan War Cemetery

The Taukkyan War Cemetery is a memorial in honor of allied soldiers, most of whom died during the Second World War in Burma. Altogether, there are 6374 graves ...  Read more

Yangon Chinatown

The Chinatown in Yangon, also called Tayoke Tan, is, if possible, even busier than the rest of Yangon. The trick is to let yourself be carried along by the ...  Read more

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