Shwedagon Pagoda Guide – History

This article is history of Shwedagon Pagoda. For a complete guide, see the article Complete Shwedagon Pagoda Guide.

Shwedagon-eveningAccording 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 first disciples of Lord Buddha. Gautama Buddha gave them eight hair relics which they brought back to their country. In Okkalapa, they read more



New Mutton Barbecue Restaurant opened in Yangon

First in Myanmar, a new restaurant that serves whole goat barbecue was opened in Yangon on 31 January 2009. The restaurant serves various menus of barbecue, Chinese dishes, beer and alcoholic drinks as well as their specialty menu, whole goat barbecue. However, customers have to order one day in advanced for the whole goat barbecue. The restaurant is open in a large and airy compound, and served by more than 40 waiters.

The restaurant, Sain Li, is open at 108, Natmauk Street, at read more


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 Yangon. On the way, you have to cross one of the longest bridges in Myanmar, the Thanlyin Bridge.

Thanlyin is a very ancient town in Myanmar and has many ancient pagodas and monuments. One of the famous pagodas is Kyaik Kauk Pagoda which is on the way to Kyauk Tan, on a read more

Myanmar’s Famous and Popular Tourist Attractions

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Shwedagon Pagoda

Myanmar is a country rich in history, culture, custom and tradition. It also has a number of tourist attractions, with many more unknown and yet undiscovered tourist attractions. Many of Myanmar’s popular tourist attractions are famous all over the world. The following is a brief description of some of Myanmar’s popular and famous tourist attractions.
Shwedagon Pagoda – Probably the most famous tourist attraction in Myanmar, Shwedagon is synonymous with read more

Shwedagon donation box rumour

The following is the translation from the blog by Ma Ma written in Burmese. The original article can be found at On Shwedagon.

“…… I was quite inquisitive about everything. One day while I was going to Shwedagon as usual, I happened to know about the donation boxes in Shwedagon Pagoda. I was at Chanthargyi Shrine when I saw a young short thin guy  carrying the locked donation boxes every night at around 9 PM. He carried all the donation boxes on Shwedagon, not a single night, read more

Yangon Winter coldest in 30 years

According to the report from the Government Meteorology Department, the temperature of Rangoon (Yangon) during this winter is coldest in 30 years. The average temperature of Yangon is 18 degree Celsius during the winter months. However, this year, the temperature dropped to 11.8 degree Celsius on 14 January and 12.2 degree Celsius on 15 January. According to the Meteorology department, the cause of this unusual drop in temperature read more

Season’s Bakery in Yangon

If you want to buy good quality bread and cake in Yangon at a reasonable price, go no further than Season’s Bakery. Opened together with every City Mart supermarkets, the bakery has a wide selection of bread and cake. The quality of food is very good, and the price quite reasonable. Particular outlet I would like to mention is the one at the Yankin read more