Top famous destinations in Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon is a tourist attraction in Myanmar that attracts many tourists with many impressive destinations. Therefore, visitors should not miss the opportunity to travel to some places while touring Myanmar. Yangon does not have many buildings or skyscrapers, but modern Yangon only shows up when the city is at night with electric lights everywhere, eateries, nightclubs, bars and so on. Below, I will recommend you some attractive destination in the largest city of Myanmar.

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

The first and most important religious site of Yangon, Myanmar is Shwedagon Pagoda. Visitors can even see the sparkling tower of the temple from many locations in the city. Many Buddhist monks come to this pagoda to kotow as well as tourists visit in the afternoon. Moreover, This is a wonderful place to watch the sunset and you will feel more leisurely. When you go to the temple, you have to take off your shoes, then put them in your backpack. When visiting the pagoda at noon, the hot sunlight will make the brick background extremely hot. So, you need to be careful when walking barefoot.

Downtown Yangon walking street

It is a walking route that tourists should experience when traveling Yangon. This walking route likes as if it keeps a peaceful Yangon in the early morning with many of pigeons flying over the sky, and then flying down for you to feed them. Walking streets have many lanes and alleys but they are numbered for tourists to understand easily. Besides, each corner is a market selling all kinds of goods. When tourists finish exploring this road, Yangon will fill with light and the peaceful sky of Downtown Yangon will also disappear to welcome bustling city. Perhaps, because of this, the walking route is praised by tourists and it makes anyone curious.

Sule Pagoda

Located in the heart of the Yangon City T-junction, Sule Pagoda is considered as the unique Buddhist architecture of Myanmar. The temple was visited and revered by local people. You may not be planning to visit the Sule Pagoda before. But, during your Yangon trip, you will probably be passing through because of its location on the main road in the city center. There is no reason why you should not visit here. Especially, when the sunset covers everywhere in Yangon, you can see the bright Sule Pagoda. This is the thing that makes many visitors cannot take their eyes off.

Le Planteur Bar

Le Planteur Bar is considered to be one of the most luxurious places in Myanmar. With modern design and eye-catching decoration, this spacious space will help you to experience a different Yangon. It is bustling, crowded, effervescent, and pleasant. Moreover, people are also sunk in vibrant and ballad music together with made friends with other people. When traveling to Yangon, visitors do not hesitate to experience another color of this ancient capital.

19th Street Food Heaven

This Food Heaven is always active so that visitors feel very interested. Tourists coming here have a chance to enjoy the dishes from local to international. Especially, you should not miss Yangon’s grilled fish which is famous for the best food here. Because it is known as for the Food Heaven in Malaysia, you should not hesitate to come to 19th Street to enjoy the food here.

Mingalar Traditional Market

Migalar is considered as the colorful market of Myanmar because this traditional market sells everything related to Myanmar’s character. They are traditional costumes, traditional clothing, traditional accessories, and the Burmese typical souvenirs. When traveling to this place, you should remember to ask for prices happily and choose beautiful gifts for relatives and friends.


Every Chinatown in different countries is full of interesting things. Yangon also has Chinatown and you should spend a short time visiting. In addition to feeling the life of the people here, there are also some interesting things here that you should experience. You can enjoy countless attractive dishes in Chinatown. The best time to come to this place is in the evening because you are able to feel the living space of Chinatown and enjoy the delicious food.

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Situated on Bo Gyoke Road, this market was formerly known as Scott Market which is a relic of British imperialism in Yangon. Besides admiring the architecture of the market, visitors can also buy many beautiful handmade souvenirs such as jewelry, carpets, paintings, wood carvings, etc. Traditional markets tend to have more food in the morning than noon and evening. But Aung San Bogyoke is completely different. At any time of the day, you can enjoy great food. However, you must note that the market closes quite early.