Yangon (Rangoon)

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    Yangon Circular Railway is the local commuter rail network that serves the Yangon metropolitan area. Operated by Myanmar Railways, the 45.9-kilometre 39-station loop system connects satellite towns and suburban areas to the city. Passengers can board the Circle Train for US$1. Service hours are from 3:45 a.m. until 10:15 p.m. daily.

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    Chinatown in Yangon is an area teaming with food and for many the best starting point for exploration is 19th street where you’ll find vendor after vendor of charcoal grills, cooking all sorts of meats, veg and marinades from shop house barbecue restaurants. This is the place to go for street food in Yangon; outside seating, bustling local life and a boozy night scene.

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    The original building of Myanmar Railway Headquarters was constructed in 1896. The building remains an imposing – but impressive – nod to the nation’s colonial heritage. Its distinctive Victorian architecture incorporates Gothic details and local materials, making it a truly unique structure in the heart of the city.

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    The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is Myanmar’s last remaining Jewish house of worship. During colonial times, Yangon had a thriving Jewish community of over 2,500 people, most of whom had followed the teak wood trade to Asia.

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    The Taukkyan War Cemetery is the largest of the three war cemeteries in Burma (now Myanmar). It was begun in 1951 for the reception of graves from four battlefield cemeteries at Akyab, Mandalay, Meiktila and Sahmaw which were difficult to access and could not be maintained.

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    Little India can be found near the Sule Pagoda, it’s blend together with the China Town, starting at 15th Street and heading to the East. Hidden in the small and crowded Alley, Little India become a great place. Because you can found many interesting object here.

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    Kandawgyi Park, sometimes also called Kandawgyi Garden is a popular center for recreation in the capital of Yangon. The garden is spread across an area of 260 acres which is divided between the Kandawgyi Lake covering an area of 150 acres and the garden covering 110 acres.

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    The Bogyoke Aung San Museum is dedicated to General Aung San, the founder of modern Myanmar and is located in the very building where he and his family lived for only two years before he was assassinated in 1947.

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    The Golden Rock, also known as the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda because of the Stupa on top of it, is just what it sounds like: a somewhat surreal looking, gold shimmering boulder that seems to completely defy gravity, threatening to drop into the adjoining 1,100-meter deep abyss at any moment.

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    Bago lies about 80 kilometers northeast of Yangon in the Bago Division of Myanmar. Busses to Bago leave from the corner of Strand and Sule Pagoda Road and from the Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal in Yangon. To get around in Bago you need a Taxi, a motorbike with driver or a bicycle, as the sights are too far apart for walking.

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    Centrally located in downtown Yangon, the City Hall is the largest city hall of Myanmar and the seat of the city’s administrative body, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). It is next to several important landmarks namely Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandula Park, High Court and the Main Post Office.

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    Yangon Central Railway Station was first built in 1877 by the British to support Burma’s first railway line, from Yangon to Pyay. The station was located on the southern side of the railway compound on the upper block of Phayre Street (now Pansodan Street) in the downtown area.

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    The Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda in Yangon is known for its enormous 65 meters long Reclining Buddha image. The image is decorated with very expressive colors, the soles of the feet contain 108 segments representing the 108 auspicious characteristics of the Buddha. The highly revered image is housed in a large shed North of Kandawgyi Lake.

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    Bogyoke Aung San Market is situated in the heart of Yangon on Bogyoke Aung San Road. The name of this road was also named after the market. The Bogyoke Aung San Market is the most popular market and a great tourist destination in Yangon. It is one of the precious colonial buildings you can find in Yangon.

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    The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is one of the most famous pagodas in the world and it is certainly the main attraction of Yangon, Myanmar’s capital city. Locally known as Shwedagon Zedi Daw The, it sits atop of a hill and is 99 meters high. It can be seen from most places of Yangon day and night as the golden roof illuminates the city.

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    The Sule Pagoda is a small Burmese stupa located in the center of Yangon. The pagoda, known in Burmese as the Kyaik Athok Zedi, is surrounded by busy streets, a market and colonial era buildings like the Supreme court building and Yangon city hall.