Top 31 attractions to explore in Yangon Region
The most developed region of Myanmar and the main international gateway.
Attractions in Yangon Region
Bogyoke Aung San Market is known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. It is a major tourist destination in Myanmar, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewelry shops, art galleries, and clothing stores.
The Botataung Pagoda was built some 2,500 years ago by the Mon people. The 40-meter high golden pagoda enshrines a sacred hair relic of the Buddha. The pagoda was destroyed during the Second World War by an airforce bombing mission. Rebuilding started in 1948 following the original design.
Holy Trinity Cathedral is the primary Anglican cathedral in Myanmar. The cathedral has historically strong connections with the British military regiments during the British ruling era.
The most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present era. These relics include the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of Gautama.
Map of attractions in Yangon Region