Yangon is the largest and the most vibrant city in Myanmar. It is a cultural and business hub with many people visiting for either business or leisure in Myanmar. The city’s skyline has a mix of pagodas, modern high-rise buildings and colonial-era buildings. The ethnic and cultural diversity makes Yangon architecturally astounding and the structure that stands out the most is the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the great wonders of the world. The Shwedagon Pagoda is Myanmar’s most sacred religious site of more than 2600 years old. The structure is 99 meters tall and plated with solid gold.

Near the Shwedagon Pagoda, you will see one of the famous landmarks of Myanmar, the Karaweik Palace which is built in the form of a Burmese Royal Barge at the center of Kandawgyi Lake. There you can enjoy a nice buffet while enjoying the cultural show with the dancers in the traditional costumes of every period from the past.

Yangon is so diverse that you can try many cuisines which are influenced by its ethnic groups and neighboring countries. Many restaurants can be found all over the city. For those who are looking for an authentic Yangon experience, Bogyoke Aung San Market is a must-visit place, where you will see hundreds of stores selling jewelry, traditional clothes, handicrafts, paintings, and street food. It is the best place in Yangon to buy souvenirs to bring back home.

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