The shimmering city of Yangon might not be Myanmar’s capital city, but it is most definitely one of the country’s most enticing and popular tourist attractions. This growing city is quite simply alive with wonder. With local and foreign investment at an all-time high alongside the glittering wonder of ancient pagodas, Yangon is a city that is all set to make a remarkable name for itself in the global market.
While this bustling city is moving towards incredible heights, the increased interest has done nothing to detract from the region’s rich tourist industry, so if you are looking for an idyllic vacation destination then make sure you plan your vacation to Yangon today!
The history of Yangon
The city of Yangon was initially founded in the 6th century under the name Dagon. It remained under Mon rule as a fishing village until King Alaungpaya conquered it in 1755. After a period of British rule the city was handed back to the Burmese administration but was almost entirely destroyed by a fire in 1841.
In 1852, the British seized the city and all of lower Burma once again and kept it under their control until Burma gained independence in 1948. While the city became an incredible economic and political hub under the British Empire, it has grown even more in recent years. The boom in investment has given the city immense opportunity for growth, as well as the opportunity to boast their historic pride in style.
Tourist attractions in Yangon
Yangon has become a city to be reckoned and continues to grow at a rapid rate. But while the growth of the region is something to behold, it is undeniably the history and the culture of the religion that holds all the cards in the beautiful city of Yangon. The history of the region has been centred on the Shwedagon Pagoda. This must see attraction dates back to around the 11th century approximately and offers an exceptional look into the Buddhist religion and the history behind it. The Sule Pagoda, Botataung Pagoda and Kyaiktiyo Pagoda are also popular attractions in the city and boast breathtaking architecture.
While the city might be centred on pagodas and temples there are also a number of other attractions to round off an awesome experience in Myanmar. The Hlawga National Park, Yangon Zoological Gardens and the Inya Lake all showcase the region’s diverse wildlife and give you the opportunity to embrace the natural beauty of Yangon.
From pagodas to museums, markets to planetariums, there is a huge variety of incredible destinations to enjoy in Yangon!
Accommodation in Yangon
Relaxation is guaranteed in Yangon with almost all of the hotels ensuring a tranquil and scenic ambience. If you are looking for a comfortable hotel in the heart of this beautiful city, then you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Yangon has had to expand their hospitality industry to keep up with the local and foreign demand and their standards of excellence are exemplary! Enjoy clean, comfortable and stylish rooms that hint at the colourful culture of the region. All in all, Yangon is a perfect vacation destination.