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Bogyoke Market

Bogyoke Market

The Bogyoke market is a wonderful place to spend a few hours, filled with vendors selling everything from jade, rubies, carved wood, T-shirts, and anything else you might want. The vendors tend to be quite friendly, and they are not typically pushy like in some countries. Most of them speak at least a little English.
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Chan Myae Yeik Thar Meditation Center

Chan Myae Yeik Thar Meditation Center

Chanmyae Yeik Thar functions mainly as a meditation center but it is also a monastery with resident monks who are the meditation teachers. It is for foreigners and Myanmar meditators alike. Foreigners are well catered for and often have their own quarters and schedules.
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Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha

Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha

This giant reclining Buddha is located not far from the Shwedagon Pagoda and is one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world. It is housed in a large open tin shed and its facial expression slightly changes depending on the angle from which you view it. The temple is quiet and restful. There were many worshipers meditating or lying around.
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China Town

China Town

The Chinatown of Yangon lies west of the Sule Pagoda which is located in the centre of downtown Yangon. Every afternoon, hawkers with garlic fried chili crabs, steamed dim sum and straw baskets full of strawberries set up their shop around the Guanyin temple, bracing themselves for the onrush of evening strollers.The foods that can be found on the streets of Chinatown are the strongest statement of a unique Chinese identity in Myanmar’s largest and most ethnically mixed city.
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City Hall

City Hall

Centrally located in downtown Yangon. The City Hall building is considered to be a fine example of Myanmar architecture. The construction of this building started in 1926 and ended in 1936. The building is enlisted on the Yangon City Heritage List. Yangon
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Customs House

Customs House

This is probably one of the well-preserved British colonial buildings in Yangon. The Customs House is located along the Strand Road where most colonial buildings stand today as colonial heritage sites.
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Dannyin Gone Golf Club

Dannyin Gone Golf Club

Dannyin Gone Golf Club in Yangon was founded in 1909. It is the second oldest golf club in Myanmar with 7063 Yards, 18-hole golf course, designed by the British. It is affiliated with Malaysian Country Club.
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Dhamma Joti Meditation Center

Dhamma Joti Meditation Center

Dhamma Joti was opened in October 1993 with Goenkaji and Mataji present for the first three courses. Goenkaji expressed his happiness at being able to repay the debt of gratitude to Myanmar for maintaining Dhamma in all its purity.
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Examination in recitation of Buddhist Scriptures

Examination in recitation of Buddhist Scriptures

The religious (Buddhist) examinations are usually held during the month of Na Yone (June). Since the time of the Myanmar Kings, the religious examinations for the novices and monks were held in the court yard annually including written test and viva voice. Nowadays the religious examinations were held for and wide all over the country.
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High Court Building

High Court Building

Formerly known as the Parliament for Justice, this building was constructed in 1914, before World War I. In 1962, the Government turned it into a High Court Head Office.
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Hlawgar Park

Hlawgar Park

Approximately 22 miles (35km) north of Yangon, just west of Yangon-Pyay Road, this park was established to protect indigenous wildlife species in natural environment. Elephant riding, trekking on jungle trails, boating on the lake are attractions of the park. The lake in the park is a stopover for migratory water birds.
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Hnin Si Gone Home for Aged

Hnin Si Gone Home for Aged

Hnin Si Gone Home for Aged is located on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road in Bahan Township, Yangon. Built in 1955 (the original one was set up by Daw Oo Zun in Yangon), this place is meant for the elderly people who have no family support and lack financial resources to take care of themselves. So far 240 elders, the highest number in the country are given accommodation here.
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Immanuel Baptist Church

Immanuel Baptist Church

Immanuel Baptist Church is located in the center of Yangon just next to the Mahabandoola Garden. Founded in 1885 but destroyed during the World War II; the present Church was rebuilt in 1952.
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Inland Water Transport Building

Inland Water Transport Building

This building is one of the colonial buildings situated in downtown Yangon. IWT manages passenger cruises and cargo ships along the rivers in Myanmar.
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Kahtain Ceremony (Yangon and throughout the country)

Kahtain Ceremony (Yangon and throughout the country)

Special robes and other offerings for monks who had kept the lent for three months, from the Full Moon of Wazo (July) to the first Wanning Moon of Thadingyut (October), were offered in the Kahtain Ceremony. Kahtain Ceremony could be held during the time of one month ending on the Full Moon Day of Tazaungmon. Kahtain ceremony could be held individually, collectively and organizationally.
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Kandawgyi Park & Lake

Kandawgyi Park & Lake

Kandawgyi Lake is a major attraction in Yangoners. People frequent this place to escape the madness of the city. The nearby Shwedagon Pagoda can be seen from the grounds of Kandawgi Park. There are a few restaurants inside the park and a short getaway to the park with ice-cold Myanmar beers during the hot summer is something you shouldn't miss. The best time to visit is during sunset. The view of Shwedagon from there is breathtaking. And it's an ideal place for a morning run if you have time to spare.
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Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple

Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple

Located on the corner of Sintodan Street and Strand Road in Latha Township, Yangon, Myanmar, is the largest and oldest Chinese Buddhist and Taoist temple dedicated to the Chinese goddess Mazu. It was originally built as a wooden temple in 1861 and completed in 1863. A new brick building was constructed in 1903.
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Kyaik Khauk Pagoda (Thanlyin)

Kyaik Khauk Pagoda (Thanlyin)

The Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, similar to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, is built on a hillock on the road to Kyauk Tan from Yangon.
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Maelamu Pagoda

Maelamu Pagoda

A wonder land of spire pagodas and sculptured figures located in North Okkalapa, which is about 20 minute drive from the city centre. Maelamu Pagoda is famous for the giant images depicting Buddha’s earlier lives and a few mins drive away from the airport.
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MahaBandoola Park

MahaBandoola Park

MahaBandoola Garden is a park with a beautiful garden & Independence Monument of Myanmar, located along the busy MahaBandoola Street, just a short distance from the Sule Pagoda and behind the Yangon City Hall. You can spend a little time here away from noisy traffic.
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Mahasi Meditation Center

Mahasi Meditation Center

Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization was founded in 1947 in Myanmar with the objective of propagating the Buddha Sasana through scripture learning and the practice of Vipassana meditation. Non-profit in character, the Mahasi Meditation Center is operated with subscriptions from its members and voluntary donations from devout Buddhists throughout the country.
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Martyrs Mausoleum

Martyrs Mausoleum

It is a memorable place of Myanmar National Leaders. It represents the constant reminder of great Myanmar National Leader, General Aung San and his fellow cabinet members who were assassinated on July 19, 1947. (It opens only once a year on Martyrs’ Day)
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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

Yes. You are reading it right. Judaism in the midst of downtown Yangon. It is just fascinating to find a synagogue in the midst of the Indian/Chinese part of Yangon. Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
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Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp

Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp

Located in Taikkyi Township of Yangon Region, Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp covers an area of 10 acres. It was established in 1986. It is easily accessible by car from Yangon to Taikkyi Township and only about 90 minute drive.
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Myanmar Gems Museum

Myanmar Gems Museum

It houses interesting and huge collection of gems and stones and of course, rubies. Myanmar is one of the richest countries in the world for precious and semi-precious stones: rubies, sapphires, coloured diamonds are exposed there in all sizes and tones. Not forgetting the huge varieties of jades represented in blocks or polished. Thus, don’t miss this chance to grab some good stuff for yourself, friends and relatives since there are four floors of gem retailers below.
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Myanmar Traditional High Jump Game (Throughout Myanmar)

Myanmar Traditional High Jump Game (Throughout Myanmar)

High jump game is one of the Myanmar traditional sports. It has been played by Myanmar children (es-pecially girls) since many years ago. It still can be seen throughout the country, mostly in rural areas.
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Nat Festival (Spirit-Festival)

Nat Festival (Spirit-Festival)

It's celebrated throughout Myanmar.Nat Festival illuminates the still active cult of the thirty seven nats in Myanmar. Nats are powerful spirits, hard to placate and easily upset, that can be bestowed both good fortune and bad luck on their followers. The cult has numerous devotees, shrines and annual festivals of particular nats.
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National Museum

National Museum

This museum exhibits the treasures of the last king of Myanmar.
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National Races Village

National Races Village

National Races Village was constructed by Ministry of Border Affairs, situated in Tharketa Township, on the left side of Yangon-Thanlyin Bridge. One can see buildings with significant symbols denoting various national races residing in the country.
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Oh-Bo Pottery Sheds

Oh-Bo Pottery Sheds

The pots are made in huge thatch-roofed sheds. Oh-Bo district is located at the south of Twante canal, about 15 minutes walk from the dock. Pottery is the major cottage industry which supplies much of the delta region with well designed, utilitarian containers of varying shapes and sizes. It is located west, across the Hlaing River, from the city of Yangon. The principal town and administrative seat is Twante. The township is home to the Shwe Sandaw Pagoda, which holds an annual pagoda festival on the Burmese New Year.
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Pan Hlaing Golf Club

Pan Hlaing Golf Club

It is a newly established golf club located at a beautiful junction between Hlaing and Pan Hlaing Rivers. It’s designed by world famous professional Golf Champion Gary Player. One can enjoy the sunset and serene beauty of Yangon from the other bank of Hlaing River. It is 7019 yards, 18-hole Golf Course.
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People's Park and Square

People's Park and Square

People’s Park is located near the western stairways of Shwedagon Pagoda. This park occupies over 130 acres between U Wizara Road and Pyay Road. Many National Events such as ceremonies of Independence Day, Union Day, National Day are held in this place. There is a Museum housing life-size models of nationalities in their colourful dresses.
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Saint Mary's Cathedral

Saint Mary's Cathedral

Saint Mary's Cathedral really stands out among so many Buddhist temples and pagodas in Myanmar. This Roman Catholic church with amazing architectural features is definitely worth a look. Masses of stained glass all replaced after the last cyclone.
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Sand Pagoda Festival (Throughout the country)

Sand Pagoda Festival (Throughout the country)

One of the traditional festivals of the month Tabaung (March) is the festival of the pagoda or stupa on the broad sand banks along the river of the locality. It falls on the full moon day of the month, Tabaung. During the Pagoda festival, there are shopping malls where the visitors from adjacent villages buy and sell. The free shows of Theatrical troupes, dancing troupe and marionette troupe are engaged.
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Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

The city's biggest tourist attraction & one of the wonders of Asia. This immense Buddhist shrine was built approx. 2500 years ago. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond. Shwedagon Pagoda is a repository of the best in Myanmar heritage – architecture, sculpture and arts. To understand this monumental work of art and architecture, visitors will experience an insider's view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism to the lives of the Myanmar people.
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Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda

One of the best way to experience Yangon and how the former Captial is, and how it is changing can be seen all around Sule Pagoda. It is located in the heart of downtown. If you try to “google-image” Yangon, chances are that the picture of Sule Pagoda will occupy 50% of all images. At night it looks very beautiful as it is lit up. The fact that it is in the middle of a roundabout makes it good for photographs.
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Taukkyan War Cemetery

Taukkyan War Cemetery

Taukkyan War Cemetery is in Taukkyan town in the township of Mingaladon, Yangon greater area, on the main highway No 1 Pyay Road. From the centre of the city of Yangon, it is 21 miles north and 11 miles from the international airport, 45 minutes drive from the centre of Rangoon and 24 minutes from the International airport. Exact location of the cemetery is North (17º02'08.24") and East (96º07'55.28").
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Yangon Circular Train

Yangon Circular Train

It’s a great way to see a slice of local Myanmar life. The trains are not the cleanest or most comfortable but they are unforgettable and memorable. It’s a short but fascinating train voyage, as the rickety old diesel drawn carriages jolt and sway there way along the old and barely functional narrow gauge rails. Slowly but surely you will circumference the city, but for those that enjoy the finer things in life. You’re going to be out of luck on this particular journey.
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