After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will come and your first visit is on Mahanbandola Road where the Immanuel Baptist Church, originally built in 1830, is located. Passing a couple of alleyways crammed with food stalls and markets then turn right onto Pansodan Street where many stalls selling second-hand and photocopied books.
A stop at the High Court Building, the grand Inland Water Transport offices and even grander Myanma Port Authority building until you’ll reach Strand Road. It’s also the majestic Strand Hotel and walk along Strand Road until you’ll see the Customs House and the Law Court, an impressive-looking colonnaded building. Continue trolling to Sule Pagoda Road, this is the special place and you can consult one of the many fortune tellers who hang out under the trees. Don’t forget to make a photo stop at Sule Pagoda, downtown’s symbol whose construction dates back to over 2,000 years ago and have a glimpse of Independence Monument and Mahabandoola Garden.
After a complete rotation seeing the twice rebuilt City Hall continue west down Mahanbandoola Road through the chaotic Indian and Chinese quarters.
Next, will be Shwe Bontha Street to explore the gold shops and have a look from outside at the Moseh Yeshua Synagogue on 26th street. Reaching Theingyi Zei market, where you can engage in a little pickled-snake hunting. Exit onto Anawratha Road until you reach into the Sri Kali temple, Yangon’s most colourful Hindu temples.
We’ll start things off with a trip to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to see a 70 meter long reclining Buddha statue around the size of a blue whale. Next, you continue uptown, a short break at the Royal Lake located in Kandawgyi Park which is very popular with local residents, especially in the early morning and around sunset. This is a wonderful place to take a view of Karaweik Hall, a reproduction of a royal barge and enjoy a spectacular view of the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda.
Travelling to Myanmar without visit the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda, it’s mean you did not step into the golden light in Yangon yet. Are you ready for an amazing experience?
Let start to enjoy and experience all the places are worth the trip. Start your visit from the eastern entrance to find a row of shops at the base of the temple selling various religious items. From here you will easy find many unique Buddhist objects as monk robe, alms bowls, offering and incense…
Next, you will keep walking up the stairs to the main part. The most impressive of the colors transform on the 100-meter Buddhist stupa which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf. Every year, Shwedagon attracts a lot of customer and it is considered to be the most important religious site. Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon