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Myanmar

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Nay Pyi Taw

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Kyat

Explore Myanmar

Myanmar is a largely rural country with an abundance of natural resources. The country possesses large forests, precious gems, as well as offshore oil and gas reserves. The country's scenic natural landscape, diverse wildlife, ancient ruins and Buddhist temples are key tourist attractions.

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Despite its historical name change from Rangoon and the loss of its status as the country’s capital, Yangon is effortlessly still the most popular part of Myanmar. This is hardly shocking, however, as the region has continuously enchanted people worldwide with its scenic views, cultural offerings and architectural wonders since its birth in the 18th century. It is also Myanmar’s largest city, a fact that is complemented by its identity as the main driver of the country’s economy.

Things to do in Yangon

Burmese Milk Tea

Burmese Milk Tea
Burmese Milk Tea

Burmese Milk Tea

To Eat

Delight in Myanmar’s preparation of silky milk tea as it trickles down your throat, teasing you with its sweetness and the distinct flavour of black tea. It is commonly enjoyed during breakfast, forming a delicious marriage when matched with the Burmese rendition of paratha (Indian flatbread). It is also a weapon of choice in battling midday slumps.

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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

To See

The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda monument is unique due to its position on a boulder that sits on the edge of a cliff at roughly 1,100 metres above sea level. This is why it is also known by locals as the ‘Golden Rock Pagoda’. It is also famous for being a host–like many other temples in Myanmar–of a hair relic that is reportedly derived from Buddha Gautama himself.

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Shan Tofu

Shan Tofu
Shan Tofu

Shan Tofu

To Eat

Fret not if your first encounter with Shan tofu leaves you feeling confused, because this delicacy truly does physically resemble cheese. Its flavour, however, is an entirely different story, as it is commonly made from yellow lentils or chickpea flour. It is usually served in the form of deep-fried bite-sized wedges that are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

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Taw Win Centre

Taw Win Centre
Taw Win Centre

Taw Win Centre

To Shop

One of the freshest additions to Yangon’s shopping scene, Taw Win Centre has five floors of offerings to pamper you with. These include branded items and jewellery. A major highlight of this complex–aside from its cinema–is that it is the home of what is considered to be Yangon’s biggest bookstore.

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Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market
Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market

To Shop

The Bogyoke Aung San Market is named after the revolutionary Burmese leader of the same name, having previously been called ‘Scott Market’. It is Yangon’s prime spot for souvenir shopping, nestled in a colonial building that tells of Myanmar’s past as a British colony. With more than 2000 shops under its belt, you can easily find yourself spending half a day marveling at its offerings.

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Taukkyan War Cemetery

Taukkyan War Cemetery
Taukkyan War Cemetery

Taukkyan War Cemetery

To Do

Since its opening in 1951, the Taukkyan War Cemetery has grown to host over 6,000 individual graves. Its peaceful grounds also contain memorial pillars that are inscribed with the names of more than 25,000 soldiers who do not possess graves of their own. It is actively preserved by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and was constructed in honour of the lives lost in World War 2.

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Kandawgyi Lake

Kandawgyi Lake
Kandawgyi Lake

Kandawgyi Lake

To See

Located near the acclaimed Shwedagon Pagoda, Kandawgyi Lake is best known for being a prime location to watch sunsets in Yangon. It is also a favoured destination amongst locals for jogs and strolls, while the Utopia Tower that is adjacent to it is a go-to place for food and recreational activities, aside from being quite an intriguing sight due to the nature of its design.

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