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Yangon

Yangon also known as “Rangoon” is a former capital of Myanmar and the commercial capital of Myanmar and the business capital of Myanmar, the main gateway to Myanmar, full of ever green and topical trees, shady parks, beautiful lakes. Yangon covers the land area of 350 sq-km with around about 6 million population. Its surrounded by water on three sides. The sprawling city was first fortified by King Alanpaya in 1755 that marked his conquest of Lower Myanmar by changing its name from Dagon to Yangon. The British established Yangon as their capital in 1852 after they won control of Lower Myanmar. Yangon was built by many beautiful colonial buildings, wide tree-lined streets and tranquil lanes with the colonial style. The places of interest are Sule pagoda “The heart of city”, The five-stories of National Museum display the literature, culture, history, ethnic groups, arts and crafts, etc., of the country. The original Lion Throne of the last king of Myanmar is one of the attractive and significant of the museum. Bogyoke Aung San Market also called Scott Market is the best place for you shopping in Yangon. The colorful building and the evening market are interesting in China Town area. The most famous landmark of Myanmar is The Shwedagon Pagoda dated over 2,600 years old and was built to house eight scared hairs of Buddha. The original pagoda was only 9 m high but it has been restored and rebuilt for many centuries to reach the current high. Which is visible from miles around and it is the most sacred of all Buddhist sites in the country for Buddhist people. There are other additional places such as Botataung Pagoda, this ancient monument situated nearby Yangon River and Kaba Aye Pagoda “the world peace Pagoda” was built in 1952 for the 1954-56 sixth Buddhist Synod. Mahapasana Cave, an artificial cave remarkably built for the commemoration of 2500th year of Buddhism. It is meant to resemble India’s Satta Panni Cave, where the First Buddhist Synod was held shortly after the Buddha’s death and the biggest marble Buddha Image of Kyauk Tawgyi Pagoda & the rare of white Elephants.

Yangon And Surrounding

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Naypyidaw Bago Pyay
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The Golden Rock Mawlamyine Hpa-an

 

Naypyidaw


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Naypyidaw, or abode of King was founded in 2006 as a Myanmar’s New capital. It is also known as an administrative capital of Myanmar. It is located 391km far from Yangon and 302 km from Mandalay. There are daily flights via Nay Pyi Taw to other tourist destinations in Myanmar. It is the center of Yangon and Mandalay. And it takes four hours driving by car from Yangon and three hours to Mandalay from Ygn-Mdy new highway road.
There are interesting places in Nay Pyi Taw :
(1) Uppatasanti Pagoda
(2) The National Land Marks Garden
(3) Zoological Garden
(4) Water Foundation Garden and
(5) The Gem Museum
(6) City Hall
(7) Myanmar International Convention Center

Bago


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Bago is 80 km away from Yangon and you can reach by car in about 2 hours drive and can done day return excursion from Yangon. You may enjoy the cultural city and once a splendid city and important seaport. Being an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century, Located on the eastern bank of Bago River, it served as a collecting centre for Paddy, bamboo and timber logs. Famous for its cheroot industry, Bago makes many brands of this typically Myanmar product. Salt, dried fish and a variety of handicraft are also available. When we drive from Bago, we can observe Htauk kyant War Cemetery with the graves of 27,000 allied soldiers who died in Myanmar and Assam campaigns of WWII & also the sacred banyan tree. The four sitting Buddhas placed back to back around a huge, square pillar at Kyaikpun pagoda is impressive for your visit,Kyaikkhawaing Monastery with over 1000 monks is highlights of Bago and the best place to realize the ways of the Buddhist monks and their daily life, Shwemawdaw Pagoda with the height of 114 meters dominates the town and it was originally built by Mon, Shwetharlyaung Reclining Buddha 52 meters long & 16 m high of Image is considered to be one of the most lifelike of all reclining Buddhas. It was originally built in 994 AD by the king Migadepa to commemorate the changes of the religious from animist to Buddhism ,and also you can go to Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp: 96 km by car from Yangon, 13 km of unpaved road and 7 km of forest road is the location of a 10 acres wide elephant camp. Elephant, Gaur, Banteng, Barking deer, Wild boar, Hare Wild cat, Green Peafowl, Ruddy Sheld duck, Hill myna, Blosssom-headed parakeet, Pheasant, Red jungle fowl, Quail, Dove, Ducksm Lesser tree ducks, Butterflies, Moths, Snakes, Monitar lizard, Ground Lizard, Grass lizard and Chameleon are present.

Pyay


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Pyay was formerly known as Prome. Pyay is only 161 km north of Yangon and on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River on a lovely location, traveling along a well-maintained highway by car. You can see green paddy fields along the side of the highway. Pyay was also known as Thaye-khittra (Srikshetra between 4th -9th century), the ancient Pyu capital, is interesting place to visit because of their historical importance and archaeological sites such as Patagyi Pagoda, Payama Pagoda, Bawbawgyi Pagoda & Bebe Pagoda, and the ruins palace of Pyu dynasty and Mawza museum which is a small museum has a collection of artifacts collected from the excavations, including royal funerary urns, stone relieves, a couple of Bodhisattavas, a Dvrapala (great guardian), statues of the Hindu deities Tara Devi, Vishnu & Lakshmi, several 6th century Buddha images, tile fragments, terracotta votive tablets and silver coins minted in the kingdom. Other interesting places are Shwetaung and Akauk Hill.

The Golden Rock


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The Golden Rock (Kyaik-htiyo or Kyaiktiyo) is a sacred, massive gold –leafed boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff and is topped by a small stupa at the top of Mount Kyaik-hti-yo. It was built in the year 574 BC more than 2500 years ago and now well know as Miracle Golden Rock and which starting at pilgrim-village. An endless stream of pilgrims comes to admire the sight and add squares of gold leaf to its surface. The Golden Rock is a truly extraordinary natural feature. It is little wonder it is regarded with such sacred awe. According to legend, it is kept in place by a single hair of the Buddha. The views from the Golden Rock are spectacular and many visitors stay to watch the sunset.

Mawlamyine


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Mawlamyine is the capital of Mon state and third largest city of Myanmar which also known as Moulmein. Situated 300 km south east of Yangon and 70 km south of Thaton, at the mouth of Thanlwin (Salween) river. Mawlamyine experiences a tropical climate with a lower humidity than in most parts of South East Asia. Its temperature averages between 25.6o C during January, its coolest month to 29.4o C in April, its hottest month. The rainy season is between June and October although the greatest rainfalls usually occur in July and August. The average annual rainfall in Mawlamyine is 190 inches. The population of Mon State is 3 million and consists mainly of Mon and Myanmar. It has a main railway station which communicates with the Burmese capital in the north and Southern. The old Death railway is also a diverted route from Mawlamyine at the town of Thanbyuzayat.

Hpa-an


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Hpa-an is the capital of Kayin State. Recently removed from the restricted list of travel destinations. Possible to reach it by road from Yangon across a new Bridge (Thanlwin) over the Thanlwin River. Hpa-an is small town but busy commerce center you can see farmer coming to town in horse carts or trishaws stacked with baskets to sell in the market. The population is about 50,000 people are most of are Kayin. The tourist interested places are Bayin Nyi Naung Cave and Mt. Zawekabin.

 

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