Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the fifth largest city in Southeast Asia because of its fastest growing economies and wealthy natural resources. Yangon used to be the capital of independent Myanmar from 1948 until 2006. Although the military government officially relocated the capital to Nay Pyi Daw in central Myanmar, Yangon still represents industrial and commercial centre of Myanmar with its international airport and the main seaport as well as the main gate to the country.
Shwedagon pagoda, the monumental golden and a must-visit in every itinerary since it is the soul of Yangon.
Bogyoke Aung San Market (also known as Scott Market) where you can find variety of traditional consumers, local’s goods, jewelry, souvenirs and handmade handicrafts.
Kandawgyi Lake (formerly known as Royal Lake) is one of the large lakes in Yangon. It’s famous for floating Karaweik Palace where you can have delicious buffet meals in a huge barge.
The Secretariat or Ministers Office shouldn’t miss to visit for those who love historic and it was built with Victorian-colonial architecture design in British colonial time (now over 120 years old). It is also a historical people landmark where General Aung San, the father of Aung San Su Kyi, 7 cabinet members and 1 solider were assassinated on 19 July 1947.
Botahtaung Jetty is located on the way downtown beside the Yangon River where you can enjoy sunset with a panoramic view and taking a short walk by breathing with a fresh air from the river.