With a population of over five million people, Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city and continues to be the country’s commercial hub. It’s also the spiritual heart of Myanmar as it’s home to the Shwedagon Pagoda, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist pagoda among Burmese.
Yangon has plenty to offer whether you’re planning to hit the expat pubs, sample a traditional Burmese meal with your local brew or wander the streets admiring the colonial architecture. Shop for precious gems, antiques, art and traditional handicrafts at the Bogyoke Market, a major tourist destination in the heart of the city. The Sule Pagoda, right smack on a busy intersection in the city, is home to shrines containing eight Buddha images. For some old-world charm, enjoy high tea at the iconic Strand Hotel, opened in 1901.
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