Yangon: the commercial capital city of Myanmar. There has the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia today. Yangon also is the Main gateway to Myanmar by air and sea.
Sule Pagoda : An excellent landmark and is located in the heart of downtown, Yangon. It is said to be over 2000 years old and enshrine a hair of Buddha given by the Buddha to two Burmese merchants.It is surrounded by small shops and all the familiar non-religious services such as of astrologists, palmists, and so on.
Colonial Town : Many old colonial style buildings are still standing in Yangon, many of which are now occupied by government offices. The City Hall is one of the grandest, an impressive stone structure with classical colonial style and integrated with a Myanmar touch. The Supreme Court, High Court, General Post Office, Strand Hotel, Port Authority Building, Custom House and Railway Administrative Building are also magnificent remembrances of the bygone era.
Botataung Pagoda : A famous pagoda located in downtown area of Yangon, near the Yangon river. The name Botahtaung derives from the thousand military leaders who escorted the relic of Buddha all the way from India to Myanmar some 2500 years ago.
ChaukHtatGyi Pagoda : Famous for its six storey image of reclining Buddha. The construction of the statue was originally done between 1899-1907. In 1957 it was demolished and rebuilt to this structure in 1966.The image of Buddha’s foot print with the description of the lives of Buddha. The image is larger than the image of the Reclining Buddha at ShweTharHlyaung Pagoda in Bago.
Shwedagon Pagoda : The Pride of Yangon, The landmark of Myanmar is the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, 2600 years old and is covered with hundreds of gold plate and the top of stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds and the largest which is a 72 carat diamond.
Bogyoke Market : also known as Scott Market, is a major bazaar located in Pabedan township in central Yangon. It is known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. the market is a major tourist destination, available lacquer ware, sliverware, brassware, silk and cotton fabrics, and shoulder bags as well as jewelry. Myanmar arts and handicrafts are best souvenirs also available there at reasonable price.
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Tour start with Sule Pagoda and walk around downtown area , you will see the way of life and colonial 100 year old buildings.
Then continue to Botahtaung Pagoda which is located on the river bank.
After that , visit Chauk-Htat-Gyi (temple of the 65 meter long reclining Buddha Image) .
Then Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon visit around the Kandawgyi, a natural lake, and you will see the pleasant view of majestic Shwedagon Pagoda from there.
Tour continue to Scott Market (Bogyoke Market) , knowns for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets.
For the last stop, we will visit to the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the most precious and sacred pagoda in Myanmar.