Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Yangon

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Yangon is one of the most important cities of Myanmar and it is filled with history along with a wealth of tourist attractions that are worthy of your time. No matter if you want to visit the museums and get a deeper insight into the local history and traditions, or you just want to enjoy the natural beauties in Yangon, you will definitely not get bored here! In this article you will find 5 of the most visited tourist attractions in Yangon that is made possible by Asia International Link Travel and Tour Co., Ltd.:

  1. The Botahtaung Pagoda

Yangon city tours have several worship sites where the people can go and pray, and the Botahtaung Pagoda is one of the most important ones. The beautiful design coupled with the great location (this Pagoda is located near the Yangon River) have made Botahtaung Pagoda a popular tourist attraction spot. In addition to this, those who want to see the interior of the Pagoda can do it, as it allows visitors to walk inside and admire the building.

  1. The Taukkyan War Cemetery

This is a memorial cemetery that was raised in the memory of the 30,000+ British soldiers that died in Myanmar during the World War II. The memorial pillar is imposing and all the names of the soldiers are engraved on it.

  1. The Yangon Zoo

If you travel to Yangon city tour with your family, then you must stop by at the zoo to admire the animals! If you want to relax in an amazing location away from the noise of the city, then the Yangon Zoo is certainly an inspired choice. The zoo has been around for over 1000 years and it has over one thousand animals from 200 different species, some of them being in danger of extinction. Elephants, leopards, crocodiles, Bengal tigers, bears and tens of reptiles and birds – you can admire all of them at the Yangon Zoo.

In addition to the wealth of animals, the zoo is also famous for hosting many different plants and trees, such as bamboo trees, palms and a variety of seasonal flowers that add color to the entire zoo. The pleasant scent of the flowers is floating in the air.

  1. The Museum of Natural History

If you are passionate about Yangon city tours and you want to find out more about the indigenous animals, then the Museum of Natural History will certainly appeal to you. Here you will find hundreds of different animals along with captions and information boxes.

  1. Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda (The Great Pagoda in English) is one of the most sacred pagodas in the country of Myanmar, as it contains relics of the past Buddhas, such as strands of hair or pieces of the robes of the Buddhas. Tens of thousands of people visit the Shwedagon Pagoda every year to pray and to connect with Buddha and with nature.