Tag: Yangon travel guide

Shwedagon Pagoda Guide

History According to legend, Shwedagon Pagoda was built more than 2,500 years ago during the time of Lord Buddha. The two merchant brothers from then Okkalapa (now Yangon) met with Gautama Buddha shortly after he attained enlightenment, and became the…

Yangon Travel Guide – Thanlyin

The nearest place to visit just outside of Yangon is Thanlyin (or Tanyin) formerly Syriam. Just across the Bago River (Pegu River) it is an important port town in Yangon Division. It is only about an hour’s drive from downtown…

Bogyoke Aung San Market

If you ever visit Yangon, one place you must go is Bogyoke Aung San Market. Even if you have no intention of buying anything from the market, the place is a must go place for tourists. Nearly one hundred years…

Yangon Taxi

Like any other cities in the world, Yangon has a lot of taxis running the streets of the city. Unlike other cities in the world, taxis in Yangon are not metered, that means there is no meter to calculate the…

Cinema Halls in Yangon

Compared to other capital cities of South East Asia, Yangon has fewer cinema halls. And most of them are quite old, dating back to as far as the colonial period. There are about six or seven cinema halls in downtown…