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Yangon was the capital of Myanmar before Naypyidaw was founded in March 2006. Yangon, with a population of 6 million, continues to be the country's largest city over 350 sq km and the most important commercial center. Yangon has the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia today.
PLACE OF INTEREST IN YANGON AREA
Shwe-dagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world, is
believed to have been built more than 2500 years ago. The
Pagoda was renovated many times over the centauries by
successive Myanmar Kings. The historic Shwedagon Pagoda,
which towers almost 100 meters above the green city-scrape
of Yangon, never falls to enchant visitors. The shimmering
main stupa soars high above the capital and is visible for
miles away. A visit to Myanmar is incomplete without a visit
to Shwedagon Pagoda.
This strange Architectural monument is situated right in the center of Yangon which can be served as the evident land mark of the City, just beside the Myanmar Travels and Tours office, Maha Bandoola Park and Independence Monument, Town Hall and Supreme Court. Sule Pagoda is said to have been built over 2,000 years old and enshrined a hair of Buddha. It has own original "Mon" name "Kyaik-Athok" translates as "the pagoda where a Sacred Hair Relic is enshrined". The golden pagoda is unusual for its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and inverted bowl. It stands 50 meters (152 feet) high and is surrounded by small shops and all the familiar non- religious services such as of astrologists, palmists, and so on.
This colossal (70 meters long) reclining Buddha, located on Shwe-gon-dine Road, is one of the largest Buddha images in Myanmar. The original image was built in 1907 built by the Wealthy merchant named Sir-Phoe Tha. But it has been suffered damages due to climate over the years. In 1957, it was demolished and rebuilt to this structure, and completed in 1966. It is a good place to learn the 108 significant symbols of Buddha's footprints. This gigantic Buddha Image is located in the big compound of Monasteries, and there are over 600 Buddhist monks who are studying Buddhist literature.
Pagoda was named after the thousand military leaders who escorted the relics of the " Buddha" brought from India over 2,000 years ago. "Bo" means "Military Leader" and "Tahtaung" means one thousand" the " Botahtaung" It is hollow inside and one can walk through it and a sort of mirrored maze inside the pagoda with glass show-cases containing many of the ancient relics and artifacts which were sealed inside the earlier pagoda. Above this interesting interior, the golden pagoda spire rises to 40 meters (132feet).
The National Museum of Myanmar is located at No. 66/74, Pyay
Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar. The National Museum
of Myanmar was founded in 1952 with its premises at what was
once the Jubilee Hall. In 1970 the museum was moved to a
more spacious building on Pansodan Street. But these
premises were not originally constructed to house a museum.
The present National Museum is located on Pyay Road in a
splendid five-storey building constructed for the purpose in
spacious and specially landscaped grounds. Priceless ancient
artifacts, works of art and historic memorabilia are on
display in 14 halls on four storeys. Three halls on the
ground floor hold exhibits on the evolution the Myanmar
script and alphabet, the Lion Throne Room and Yatanabon
Royal Kandawgyi Lake
"Kandawgyi" royal lake is situated in the east of Shwedagon Pagoda. It was created by the British and a good spot for relax with well shady trees and plants. The Glisten Shwedagon pagoda reflects in the restful waters of the lake. There is full of interesting places around the lake. On the eastern part of Royal Lake is the Karaweik floating restaurant made of concrete fully decorated with pilaster work. It is the replica of Royal Barge with two mythical birds at fore-front which has been used by King Alongsithu of Bagan dynasty(12 Century AD).
Bogyoke Aung San Market
Bogyoke Aung San Market is situated in the heart of Yangon,
on Bogyoke Aung San Road. The name of this road was also
named after the market. The Bogyoke Aung San Market is the
most popular market and a great tourist destination in
Yangon. It is one of the precious colonial buildings you can
find in Yangon.
Images of sandstone and cast bronze, original clay votive
tablets and many evidence of Bagan Period culture, and also
the items of Pinya, Innwa, Taungoo and Nyaung Yan Period can
be viewed in the Myanmar Historic Period Showroom. Royal
Regalia Showroom, Myanmar Traditional Folk Art Showroom and
Myanmar Performing Arts Showroom, Buddha Images Showroom and
Culture of National Races Showroom can be observed threr.
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Address: No. 1(A), Shwe Mg Ogh Street, Karan Quarter, Kyimyindine Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
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