DESTINATION IN YANGON
is the capital city of Myanmar until 2007 and after
that, Naypyitaw has become the capital of Myanmar.
Yangon is the main gateway to Myanmar. Evergreen and
cool with lush tropical trees shady parks and
beautiful lakes, Yangon has gained the name of the
Garden City of the East. Yangon was founded by King
Alaungpaya on the site of a small village called
Dagon when he conquered Lower Myanmar in the 1755.
The name Yangon means “End of Strife” which was
anglicized to Rangoon. In the present day, Yangon
covers over 350 sq.km with a population of over 5
Sightseeing in Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda, Botatung Pogada, Chauk htet gyi
Pogada, Sule Pagoda and Kaba Aye (world peace)
National Museum, Martyr’s Mausoleum, Bagyoke
Market and Park, Kandaw Gyi Lake, Mingalar market.
Thanlyin / Kayuk Tan
In the 16th century, Thanlyin was the base of
Portuguese and it was the main place for trade by
shipping. In early 17th century, Myanmar besieged
Thanlyin. Nowadays, Thanlyin is the major port of
It is a small town and 24 km far from Yangon. You
can get there by boat along the Twantee cannel. This
town is famous for potteries which is their main
Bago is 80 kilometers far from Yangon. It was
once the capital of the second Myanmar Empire in the
year 1550. The interesting places of Bago are
Shwemawdaw Pagoda (114 meters Height), Shwethalyaung
(55 meters long & 16 meters Height), Kyaikpum,
Mahazedi, Hintharkone where the Nats offering
festivals are celebrated.