Bogyoke Market

The market is placed in a large white building on Bogyoke Road a few hundred meters west of the Railway station. The shops in the market are selling almost any kind of non-food product, it seems like the main customer group for the shops are Burmese, but as a foreigner you can find things of […]

Maha Bandoola Garden

Next to the City hall and Sule pagoda lays a park. Sometimes it spelled Maha Bandoola Garden and sometimes Maha Vandoola Park. When you need a break from walking the streets in the city it’s nice to buy a snack and relax in the park like many Burmese do. You’ll easily find either some deep […]

Sule Pagoda

The pagoga is situated next to the City hall in the middle of a roundabout. The roads that intersects at the roundabout is having 2-3 lanes in each direction, so getting to the pagoda requires good skills as a pedestrian. The pagoda is claimed to founded 2.500 years ago and to be holding a shrine […]

Peoples Park

The Peoples park is found in the same area as Shwedagon, or just across U Wisara Road from Shwedagon. The park can be a break from the city’s noisy traffic and the many people in Shwedagon. It’s a pleasant site with several plants, flower and pond arrangements. Like many other places you’ll find young Burmese […]

Inya lake

A green oasis north of Shwedagon, take a stroll on the promenade along the embankment. Don’t expect to find a free bench on the path because they will probably all be occupied by young Burmese, as students from the nearby university uses the area on the west embankment of the lake for recreation. On the […]

Boyoke Aung San Museum

The father of Aung San Suu Kyi was a leader of the freedom movement around WWII, and was expected to be the leader in the first Burmese government after the liberation, but he was assassinated in July 1947 – half a year before independence. The museum is placed in the house that the Burmese freedom […]

Shwedagon Pagoda

The largest pagoda Shwedagon is found approximately 3.5 Km north of the city centre, a ride by taxi from the city centre will take 10-30 minutes depending on traffic, the charge will be around 5.000 Kyats. As it is a major religious landmark for Buddhists they are travelling from not only Myanmar but from all […]


Yangon has not been the capital of Myanmar since 2005 when the government moved to Naypyidaw, which is located between Yangon and Mandalay. But Yangon is by far the largest city in Myanmar, according to an article on Wikipedia its around 5 mill. Inhabitants. Some locals claims that more than 8 mill. live in the […]

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