Top Things to do in Yangon

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1. Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

1 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

The Shwedagon Pagoda is a prominent, vast Buddhist temple located in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. It is over 2500 years old with a rich history and architecture, making it one of the top sacred sites for the people of Myanmar. Also called Paya, the pagoda is known for the characteristic giant golden stupa which dominates the city skyline. Shwedagon is among the top attractions for tourists exploring Yangon city and is a must-visit for every traveler.

2. Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda

2 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Sule Pagoda is one of the important Buddhist temples located in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. This 15th-century monument is dedicated Sule Nat, a spirit that resided here, and is worshipped by the Burmese. Initially a small pagoda, it was expanded over time by emperors to make it one of the most significant temples in Yangon. It is worth visiting the Sule Pagoda to understand the Nats and witness the murals an relics of three reincarnations of the Buddha.

3. Kandawgyi Lake

Kandawgyi Lake

3 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Kandawgyi is an artificial Lake located at the city centre of Yangon in Myanmar. It is a popular attraction for locals as well as tourists who come to enjoy a quiet stroll along the walkways and beautiful sunset views across the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, which is located next to the lake.

4. Inya Lake

Inya Lake

4 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Inya is an artificial lake located in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. It is the largest lake in Yangon and is one of the famous spots for locals who picnic in large numbers during the holidays and weekends. Also known as Victoria Lake, it is one of the worth-visiting attractions for tourists visiting Yangon to take a stroll, boat trip and enjoying the views of the sunset along the lake.

5. Yangon Chinatown

Yangon Chinatown

5 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

The Chinatown or Tayoke Tan is a popular neighbourhood located close to the Sule Pagoda in the centre of downtown Yangon on 19th street. This town spreads across eight to ten blocks of roads and is known for varieties of delicious Burmese street food, which is popular among the locals as well as tourists. If you want to taste cheap, authentic local food, it is highly recommended for tourists visiting Yangon to check out Chinatown.

6. Botataung Pagoda

Botataung Pagoda

6 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

The Botataung Pagoda is an ancient Buddhist temple located on the banks of the river in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. It is known for the relics that have been obtained about 2500 years ago, making it one of the prominent places of worship for the people of Myanmar. The tall golden stupa and its excellent location overlooking Yangon river make the Botataung Pagoda worth a visit for tourists in the city.

7. Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market

7 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Bogyoke Aung San Market is a local bazaar located in Pabedan area in the city centre of Yangon in Myanmar. It is one of the most ancient markets in Myanmar consisting of over 2000 shops, which happens in a colonial building lined with cobbled streets. It is one of the major tourist attractions for people visiting Yangon to shop for antiques, souvenirs, rare artefacts and precious stones.

8. Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple

Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple

8 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Chaukhtatgyi is a famous Buddhist pagoda located close to Kandawgyi Lake in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. It is known for the 65-meter high reclining Buddha and is one of the prominent attractions for people traveling to the town. The Buddha statue is one of the largest in Myanmar and is revered by the locals who offer prayers every day. You can combine a visit to this temple with a tour to the Shwedagon Pagoda and the lake as they are all closely located.

9. National Museum Yangon

National Museum Yangon

9 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

The National Museum is located in Dagon region in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. It is one of the two major national museums in the country dedicated to the Burmese art, history and culture. Spreading over five-storeys, the museum has massive collections in all these, making it one of the top attractions for people visiting Yangon to get to know the country well.

10. Yangon City Hall

Yangon City Hall

10 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

The City Hall is located close to the centre in Yangon, Myanmar. It is an ancient building in Burmese architectural and is the centre of the city's administrative affairs. Some sections are open to the public, and it is one of the places worth checking out for tourists visiting the city of Yangon.

11. U Thant House

U Thant House

11 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

U Thant House is the residence of former United Nations Secretary-General U Thant, located in Kamayut town in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. It houses a museum open to the public, which consists of the works of the general and his life journey. If you want to know about the role of U Thant shaping the history of Burma, it is worth visiting this museum.

12. Kandawgyi Garden

Kandawgyi Garden

12 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Kandawgyi Garden is located next to Kandawgyi Lake close to the city centre of Yangon in Myanmar. Home to beautiful flowering plants and well-laid paths, it is among the top places of getaway for the locals and also tourists who make a visit to the lake and the park in the evenings to witness spectacular sunset views across the lake overlooking the Shwedagon Pagoda closeby.

13. Yangon Zoo

Yangon Zoo

13 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Yangon Zoological Garden is located in the city centre of Yangon in Myanmar. Consisting of over 1000 animals belonging to more than 100 species, it is the second-largest enclosure in the country. The massive garden also houses a museum of natural history, an aquarium and an amusement park. It is among the most visited attractions in the city, drawing around 2 million people, including tourists from across the world.

14. Kaba Aye Pagoda

Kaba Aye Pagoda

14 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

The Kaba Aye Pagoda is a large Buddhist temple or Paya located in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. Known as the World Peace Pagoda, it was built to hold a Buddhist council commemorating 2500 years of the Buddha's enlightenment. The pagoda is famous for its grand architecture and the adjoining Maha Pasana Guha cave, which are among the top attractions for people traveling in Yangon city.

15. Yangon Central Railway Station

Yangon Central Railway Station

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places to visit in Yangon

Yangon Central Railway Station is located in Yangon downtown in Myanmar. It is the largest railway station in the country connecting several cities. Due to its colonial architecture and the circular train route, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

16. Bogyoke Aung San Museum

Bogyoke Aung San Museum

16 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Bogyoke Aung San Museum is located in Bahan Town in Yangon district in Myanmar. It is a museum dedicated to General Aung San, the founder of modern Myanmar. This former residence of the general provides impressive collections highlighting his journey and his role in the formation of the country. It is recommended for tourists to visit this museum to get to know about modern-day Myanmar.

17. The Secretariat Yangon

The Secretariat Yangon

17 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

The Secretariat is located in Botataung Town close to Yangon centre in Myanmar. Also called the Ministers' Building, it was the administrative office during the British rule of Burma. It is infamous for being the place where the country's prominent leader General Aung San and six other cabinet ministers were assassinated. Tourists visiting Yangon city can take up guided tour to know about the heritage and the history of this colonial building.

18. Maha Bandula Park

Maha Bandula Park

18 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

The Maha Bandula Park or Maha Bandula Garden is a public park located in Yangon city in Myanmar. It is a small, but well-maintained park and its proximity to popular attractions like the Sule Pagoda and Yangon City Hall makes it one of the great stops for tourists who come here for relaxed evenings.

19. Taukkyan War Cemetery

Taukkyan War Cemetery

19 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

The Taukkyan War Cemetery is located in the village of Taukkyan, close to Yangon city in Myanmar. The cemetery is dedicated to over 6000 soldiers belonging to the Allied group of British Commonwealth during the Second World War. It contains the graves of soldiers belonging to Burma, India, African countries and Britain, and the site offers a walkthrough of events during the war. It is recommended to visit the cemetery to get a glimpse of the effects of wars. Tourists usually make a day trip to the site from Yangon.

20. Swe Taw Myat Pagoda

Swe Taw Myat Pagoda

20 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Swe Taw Myat is a Buddhist Pagoda located in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. It is one of the new temples in the town known for the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha, which is enshrined. If you are traveling in Yangon, it is worth checking out this simple yet lovely pagoda for its architecture and the history of the tooth relic.

21. Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

21 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is a Jewish place of worship located in the city centre of Yangon in Myanmar. It is the country's only synagogue. This 19th-century structure is now one of Yangon's heritage site and is one of the top attractions for people visiting the city to know about the history of jews in the country.

22. Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda

Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda

22 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Nga Htat Gyi is a small Buddhist Pagoda located close to the city of Yangon in Myanmar. It is known for the large seated image of the Buddha, which is built in five-storeys. Although not very popular among the tourists, it is worth checking out the pagoda if you wish to go off the beaten path in Yangon to visit the largest seated Buddha in the town.

23. Pansodan Street

Pansodan Street

23 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Pansodan Street is one of the neighbourhoods close to Yangon city in Myanmar. It is known for the colonial buildings and dyeing shops which sell the fabric to all parts of the city. It is recommended to explore the street if you are visiting Yangon to get a glimpse of the architecture during the British rule and the culture of dyeing clothes.

24. Holy Trinity Cathedral Yangon

Holy Trinity Cathedral Yangon

24 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Holy Trinity Cathedral is an Anglican church located in Latha town in Yangon city in Myanmar. It served as the original church during the British rule and is one of the few cathedrals remaining in the country. Closely located to Bogyoke Aung San Market, it is worth checking out while exploring the neighbourhood.

25. Ye Le Pagoda

Ye Le Pagoda

25 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

Ye Le Pagoda is an ancient Buddhist temple located on a small island in Hmaw Wun Creek in Kyauktan town close to Yangon in Myanmar. Its beautiful location and the rare collection of artefacts found in the pagoda makes it one of the attractions worth visiting for tourists traveling to Yangon.

26. People's Square and Park Yangon

People's Square and Park Yangon

26 out of 26
places to visit in Yangon

The People's Square and Park is located close to the Shwedagon Pagoda in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. It is one of the famous landmarks and a place of recreation for locals as well as tourists who spend some time to relax in between exploring the other attractions around. The area where the Park is present now was a part of the palace grounds of the Burmese Queen Shin Sawbu, which later was a golf course for some years during the colonial days of the British. There are over a thousand trees in the Park, including many species of Bamboo, shrubs, fruit trees, medicinal and about 18000 flowering plants adorn the walkways, making the Park extremely beautiful to visit during the spring, which is the flowering season.

FAQs on Yangon

What are the top sightseeing places in Yangon?

The top sightseeing places in Yangon are Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Kandawgyi Lake, Inya Lake, Yangon Chinatown, Botataung Pagoda.

What are the top activities in Yangon?

The top activities in Yangon are Yangon Private Car Charter, Yangon Highlights Private Tour , Private Day Trip to Bago , Yangon City Tour by Local Train, Tradition and Culture in Yangon Half Day Tour, VIP Bus Ticket (One Way) between Yangon and Bagan.