If you are planning to visit Yangon in Burma soon, you need to prepare your visa and travel ticket. There are many hotels in Yangon Burma to choose from as for the accommodation. The only thing left to do is to prepare an itinerary that will ensure that you will have a fun-filled holiday in the beautiful country of Burma. Here are the top places you shouldn’t miss when visiting.
- Shwedagon Pagoda. This is the most vital site for religious locals in not just Yangon but the entire Burma. The highest part of the pagoda reaches up to 99 meters. Due to the height of the golden chedi, it can be viewed wherever you may be in the city. it is one of the most well preserved monument in the country because it serves as a religious site for Buddhist that are residing in the city.
- Local Market. This is one thing you should not miss if you want to try fresh ingredients. You will be able to witness the everyday life of the locals and experience their local delicacies. Out of the many fresh markets available all over Yangon, the most notable is located in Street 26 known as Thein GyiMarket which is just in front of the Shri Kali Temple.
- Bogyoke Aung San Market. This is more popularly known as Scott Market. It was founded in 1926 and the concept of the market is copied from the colonial period when the British were in the area. This is one of the markets that is commonly flocked by tourist thus the prices can be high compared to others but the best thing about this market is that tourists can find the best jewelry, souvenirs, handicrafts, fabric and dresses made by Burmese locals as well as artworks.
- Sule Pagoda. Also one of the religious pagodas in Yangon with a long history. This is used as a navigational landmark because no matter what road you take while roaming around the downtown area but it all leads back to Sule Pagoda. The surrounding area is where many government establishments are located and it is also where one can find the terminal for buses. If you want to have a closer encounter with the pagoda, there is an entrance fee of $3. If you want to be close to this site, choose hotels in Yangon Burma that are close to the downtown area.