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Top 31 attractions to explore in Yangon Region

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

Attractions in Yangon Region

Ancient Portuguese ChurchThanlyin, Myanmar (Burma)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Hlawga National ParkSatthwadaw, Myanmar (Burma)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Kheng Hock Keong426/432, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue26th St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

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)

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.

Ngar Htat Gyi Pagodaရွှေဂုံတိုင်လမ်း, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

The Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda in Yangon is known for its 46-foot-tall sitting Buddha statue. The Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda was constructed in 1900, next to the Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha.

Pegu ClubYangon, Myanmar (Burma)

It was well known because of its signature Pegu Club Cocktail. Pegu Club was a Victorian-style Gentlemen's club founded in 1871 during the British colonization of Burma. The Pegu Club building is now recognized as one of the heritage sites of Yangon.

People's Square and ParkYangon, Myanmar (Burma)

The park contains a beautiful fountain with white elephants, Many plants, trees, and flowers can be found in this area.

Shwe Kyin MonasteryYangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwe Kyin is a monastery in eastern Yangon. The monastery is popular for its old meditation caves, some of which date back to old times.

Shwedagon PagodaShwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

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.

Sri Kaali Amman Tamil TempleAnawrahta Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

This temple is famous for its colorful architecture and carved roofs that depict portraits and images of many Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Shri Kali Temple was constructed in 1871 with amazing architecture.

St. Mary's CathedralSt. Mary's Cathedral, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

It is the largest cathedral in Burma and was designed by Dutch architect Joseph Cuypers, son of Pierre Cuypers.

Sule PagodaJunction of Sule Pagoda Road, မဟာဗန္ဓုလလမ်း, Yangon 11141, Myanmar (Burma)

The Sule Pagoda is located in the center of downtown Yangon and is part of the city’s economic and public life.

Thanhlyin BridgeYangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Thanlyin Bridge is a bridge linking the cities of Thanlyin and Yangon in Myanmar. The bridge crosses the 1-km wide Bago river.

The SecretariatThein Phyu Road, Middle Block, ရန်ကုန်, Myanmar (Burma)

The Victorian-style building is made from red and yellow brick and constructed in a U-shape. This is the spot where Aung San and six cabinet ministers were assassinated by a gang of armed paramilitaries.

Yangon ZooKan Yeik Tha Rd, Yangon 11221, Myanmar (Burma)

The Yangon Zoo is the oldest and the second largest zoo in Myanmar. The zoo has 145 species of land animals,including 8 endangered species.

Map of attractions in Yangon Region