31 attractions you should visit in Yangon Region - With photos & details

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Top 31 attractions to explore in Yangon Region

The most developed region of Myanmar and the main international gateway.

Ancient Portuguese ChurchThanlyin, Myanmar (Burma)
Churches
Notable Architectures
Old Ruins

It is an ancient Portuguese Church ruins located near the Bago River in Yangon. It is said to be the home of Christianity in Myanmar.

Bogyoke Aung San MarketBo Gyoke Rd, Pabedan, Myanmar (Burma)
Street Markets
Art Galleries

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.

Bogyoke Aung San Museum25 Bo Gyoke Museum Ln, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Museums
Memorials

The Bogyoke Aung San Museum is a museum dedicated to General Aung San, the founder of modern Myanmar. The Museum exhibits things that are used by Bogyoke Aung San such as furniture, dresses, books, car, and his family photos.

Botataung PagodaStrand Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Buddhist Temples
Notable Architectures

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.

Chauk Htat Kyi PagodaYangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Buddhist Temples
Sculptures
Notable Architectures

It houses one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in the country.

Hlawga National ParkSatthwadaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Boating Spots
Wildlife Safari Spots
National Parks

Hlawga Park is an open zoo in Myanmar's Yangon Region. Visitors can go on a safari-style bus ride or an elephant ride through the park, hiking on jungle trails,and boating on the lake.

Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral Yangonရန်ကုန်, Myanmar (Burma)
Churches
Notable Architectures

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.

Htauk Kyant War Memorial CemeteryYangon - Pyay Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Notable Architectures
Memorials

The cemetery contains the remains of Allied soldiers who died during World War I and World War II. It contains 6,374 graves from World War II alone, though only 5,576 are identified.

Inya LakeInya Lake, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Parks
Boating Spots
Man-made Lakes

Inya Lake is an artificial lake created by the British as a water reservoir between 1882 and 1883. It is a huge lake and takes about two hours to circle the lake on foot.

Kabar Aye PagodaKabar Aye Pagoda Rd, ရန်ကုန်, Myanmar (Burma)
Buddhist Temples
Caves
Notable Architectures

The Kabar Aye Pagoda and the adjoining Maha Pasana Guha cave were built in 1952 by U Nu, the prime minister of Burma to host the 6th Buddhist council. The cave is 455 feet long and 370 feet wide. Inside, the assembly hall is 220 feet.

Kandawgyi LakeKandawgyi Lake, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Man-made Lakes

Kandawgyi Lake or also called as Royal Lake is one of the most beautiful attractions of Yangon. The lake was built to provide a clean water supply for the British colonial government at the time.

Karaweik PalaceKandawgyi Lake Compound, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township Yangon Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township Yangon, Yangon 11221, Myanmar (Burma)
Palaces
Notable Architectures

Karaweik or Karaweik Hall is a palace on the eastern shore of Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon, Burma.

Kheng Hock Keong426/432, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Notable Architectures
Chinese Temples

The Kheng Hock Keong is the largest Chinese temple in Yangon. The temple attracts mostly Hokkien and Hakka worshipers.

Kyaik Khauk PagodaKyaik Khauk Pagoda Rd, Myanmar (Burma)
Buddhist Temples
Notable Architectures

Kyaukkhauk Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa located in Thanlyin Township, in southern Yangon Region. It is a popular tourist destination and also a pilgrimage site for Buddhists.

Kyauk Taw Gyi (White Marble Buddha)ရန်ကုန်, Myanmar (Burma)
Buddhist Temples
Notable Architectures

The temple features a 25 feet tall Buddha called the Loka Chantha Abhaya Labha Muni, which is carved out of a single piece of white marble.

Mae La Mu Pagodaရန်ကုန်, Myanmar (Burma)
Buddhist Temples
Notable Architectures

Malamud Pagoda is popular for the giant statue depicting Buddha’s earlier lives. The pagoda is also known for its The Mae Lamu Pagoda Festival and it is usually held on a full moon in December.

Mahabandula ParkYangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Parks

The Maha Bandula Park or Maha Bandula Garden is a public park, located in downtown Yangon. The park is named after General Maha Bandula who fought against the British in the First Anglo-Burmese War.

Martyrs' MausoleumAr Zar Ni St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Notable Architectures
Memorials

The mausoleum is dedicated to Aung San and other leaders, who were assassinated on 19 July 1947.

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue26th St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Synagogues
Notable Architectures

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is the last remaining Jewish house of worship in Downtown Yangon and Burma's only synagogue.

National Museum66 Pyay Rd, Yangon 11191, Myanmar (Burma)
Museums

The National Museum of Myanmar is Founded in 1952, and the museum has an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions, and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture, and civilization of Burmese people.

Map of attractions in Yangon Region