Activities in yangon

Chan Myae Yeik Thar Meditation Center

Chan Myae Yeik Thar Meditation Center

Chanmyae Yeik Thar functions mainly as a meditation center but it is also a monastery with resident monks who are the meditation teachers. It is for foreigners and Myanmar meditators alike. Foreigners are well catered for and often have their own quarters and schedules.
Activities Religious Sites Meditation
Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha

Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha

This giant reclining Buddha is located not far from the Shwedagon Pagoda and is one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world. It is housed in a large open tin shed and its facial expression slightly changes depending on the angle from which you view it. The temple is quiet and restful. There were many worshipers meditating or lying around.
Religious Sites Traveler Choice Heritages & Landmarks Activities
City Hall

City Hall

Centrally located in downtown Yangon. The City Hall building is considered to be a fine example of Myanmar architecture. The construction of this building started in 1926 and ended in 1936. The building is enlisted on the Yangon City Heritage List. Yangon
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Customs House

Customs House

This is probably one of the well-preserved British colonial buildings in Yangon. The Customs House is located along the Strand Road where most colonial buildings stand today as colonial heritage sites.
Traveler Choice Historical Sites Activities City & Town
Dannyin Gone Golf Club

Dannyin Gone Golf Club

Dannyin Gone Golf Club in Yangon was founded in 1909. It is the second oldest golf club in Myanmar with 7063 Yards, 18-hole golf course, designed by the British. It is affiliated with Malaysian Country Club.
Park Activities Golf
Dhamma Joti Meditation Center

Dhamma Joti Meditation Center

Dhamma Joti was opened in October 1993 with Goenkaji and Mataji present for the first three courses. Goenkaji expressed his happiness at being able to repay the debt of gratitude to Myanmar for maintaining Dhamma in all its purity.
Religious Sites Meditation Activities
High Court Building

High Court Building

Formerly known as the Parliament for Justice, this building was constructed in 1914, before World War I. In 1962, the Government turned it into a High Court Head Office.
Heritages & Landmarks City & Town Activities
Hnin Si Gone Home for Aged

Hnin Si Gone Home for Aged

Hnin Si Gone Home for Aged is located on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road in Bahan Township, Yangon. Built in 1955 (the original one was set up by Daw Oo Zun in Yangon), this place is meant for the elderly people who have no family support and lack financial resources to take care of themselves. So far 240 elders, the highest number in the country are given accommodation here.
Others Activities
Kahtain Ceremony (Yangon and throughout the country)

Kahtain Ceremony (Yangon and throughout the country)

Special robes and other offerings for monks who had kept the lent for three months, from the Full Moon of Wazo (July) to the first Wanning Moon of Thadingyut (October), were offered in the Kahtain Ceremony. Kahtain Ceremony could be held during the time of one month ending on the Full Moon Day of Tazaungmon. Kahtain ceremony could be held individually, collectively and organizationally.
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Kandawgyi Park & Lake

Kandawgyi Park & Lake

Kandawgyi Lake is a major attraction in Yangoners. People frequent this place to escape the madness of the city. The nearby Shwedagon Pagoda can be seen from the grounds of Kandawgi Park. There are a few restaurants inside the park and a short getaway to the park with ice-cold Myanmar beers during the hot summer is something you shouldn't miss. The best time to visit is during sunset. The view of Shwedagon from there is breathtaking. And it's an ideal place for a morning run if you have time to spare.
Activities Sightseeing Heritages & Landmarks City & Town Park
Mahasi Meditation Center

Mahasi Meditation Center

Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization was founded in 1947 in Myanmar with the objective of propagating the Buddha Sasana through scripture learning and the practice of Vipassana meditation. Non-profit in character, the Mahasi Meditation Center is operated with subscriptions from its members and voluntary donations from devout Buddhists throughout the country.
Religious Sites Activities Meditation
Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp

Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp

Located in Taikkyi Township of Yangon Region, Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp covers an area of 10 acres. It was established in 1986. It is easily accessible by car from Yangon to Taikkyi Township and only about 90 minute drive.
Park Adventure Activities
Sand Pagoda Festival (Throughout the country)

Sand Pagoda Festival (Throughout the country)

One of the traditional festivals of the month Tabaung (March) is the festival of the pagoda or stupa on the broad sand banks along the river of the locality. It falls on the full moon day of the month, Tabaung. During the Pagoda festival, there are shopping malls where the visitors from adjacent villages buy and sell. The free shows of Theatrical troupes, dancing troupe and marionette troupe are engaged.
Others Activities Religious Sites People Tribes
Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

The city's biggest tourist attraction & one of the wonders of Asia. This immense Buddhist shrine was built approx. 2500 years ago. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond. Shwedagon Pagoda is a repository of the best in Myanmar heritage – architecture, sculpture and arts. To understand this monumental work of art and architecture, visitors will experience an insider's view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism to the lives of the Myanmar people.
Historical Sites Religious Sites Traveler Choice Activities Sightseeing Heritages & Landmarks
Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda

One of the best way to experience Yangon and how the former Captial is, and how it is changing can be seen all around Sule Pagoda. It is located in the heart of downtown. If you try to “google-image” Yangon, chances are that the picture of Sule Pagoda will occupy 50% of all images. At night it looks very beautiful as it is lit up. The fact that it is in the middle of a roundabout makes it good for photographs.
Activities People Tribes Shopping Markets Religious Sites Heritages & Landmarks City & Town Traveler Choice
Yangon Circular Train

Yangon Circular Train

It’s a great way to see a slice of local Myanmar life. The trains are not the cleanest or most comfortable but they are unforgettable and memorable. It’s a short but fascinating train voyage, as the rickety old diesel drawn carriages jolt and sway there way along the old and barely functional narrow gauge rails. Slowly but surely you will circumference the city, but for those that enjoy the finer things in life. You’re going to be out of luck on this particular journey.
City & Town Activities Sightseeing Traveler Choice

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