About Yangon

yangon (City of Natural Beauty)

Yangon, the gateway to Myanmar is Extraordinary; because of the magnificent Golden Stupa, Shwedagon Pagoda, which towering over the city on the Singuttara Hill-lock (58 m) above sea level.
Since the entire city is ornamented with lush green shady trees, beautiful parks and scenic natural lakes, it seems to be adorned and revered the holy Shwedagon Pagoda which is the one of the wonders of the world. Then it gives a very different impression from other Asian capitals. Central Yangon is just 10 miles from Yangon International Airport takes 30 to 45 minutes drive depends on the traffic. The streets in the downtown are wide and carefully laid out on a typical easy to navigate grid system. Then downtown is a relatively simple area to find your way around, and pleasant enough to explore on foot. The British established Yangon as their capital in 1882 after they won control of upper Myanmar. They built many beautiful colonial buildings, some of ornate red brick and others with cream-painted Corinthian columns rising three stories. All of them are well maintained and still magnificent. In the bustle of central Yangon Sule Pagoda is a small oasis of calm. The grand City hall and Independent monument rise to both side of it, while a church and mosque are on the other two corners and further down the road is a hindu temple. Thus the religious existing side by side in the city’s exact centre symbolizes the harmony among the country’s races and religions.
Yangon, the most heavily populated city in Myanmar with four million has streets that are safe any time of the day and night. The city has the river port as it is bounded to the south and west by the Yangon River. Yangon has a lush, park like and tranquil atmosphere as soon as one leaves the relatively small downtown area.
Yangon has some interesting culinary possibilities since there has Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, French, Italian restaurants. For the transportation, tour operators use deluxe sightseeing vehicles. Taxies are available everywhere in the city. All other tourist destination has been accessible from Yangon by Air or by Land.
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Varieties of food are available elsewhere in Yangon-: Myanmar, Chinese, Indian, Singaporean, Thai, Vietnamese, Japan, Korean, French and Italian. Chinese restaurants are the majority of the nice location with singers on the stage. For vegetarians, Chinese and Indian vegetarian food also available in downtown. A few restaurants offer buffet dinner with Myanmar cultural show. Small restaurants which offer light Chinese food can be found every where in Yangon. Street side food stalls in China town sell variety of delicacy in the evening. Hundreds of delicacy can be shown at street side food stalls offering Myanmar, Shan & Chinese food.                                                          Restaurants
In Yangon has a great shopping facilities for the foreign travelers to buy souvenir made from the whole Myanmar. Handicrafts and textile are produce from different regions of Myanmar. Bagan produce excellent lacquer wares while Mandalay tapestry is famous. All these souvenirs such as handicrafts, textile fabrics, Gems and Jewelry are available souvenirs shops in Yangon. Art galleries and antique shops are also open in Yangon. You can get fine paintings at that galleries and showrooms.                           Shopping

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