Perched atop a hill about a mile north of the Cantonment, the golden 2,600 year-old Shwedagon Pagoda can be spotted from miles around. Amidst the bustling cityscape, the magnificent crown jewel of the country offers a humbling insight into the religious and cultural heritage that has shaped the city into what it is today.
At over 2,000 years old, the world-renowned Sule Pagoda is said to serve as the shrine to a strand of hair that once belonged to the Buddha. Located in downtown Yangon, this landmark attracts devotees from all over the world, and is one of the most sacred monuments in the country.
Bogyoke Aung San or Scott’s Market
With 1,641 shops offering luxury items, handicrafts, food stuffs, clothing, jewellery, fashion and consumer goods, this traditional market is a shopper’s paradise for locals and travellers alike.
Did You Know?
Sein Ta Lone Mango (Seasonal Fruit)
Sein Ta Lone is the most popular mango among hundreds of varieties in Myanmar. It is famous for its magnificent flavour, aroma and colour. It also offers a distinct fibre-less pulp in an appetising yellowish colour. Mango season in Myanmar is from April to July.
Myanmar produces the best-quality Jade in the world. It ranges in colour from green to white, orange and purple.
Myanmar is very famous for its precious Ruby which comes from Mogok. It is often referred to as Pigeon Blood Ruby and is of one of the highest qualities in the world.