Yangon & Enviroment


Yangon, the largest city with busy port, is the main gateway to Myanmar and is also a commercial capital. Evergreen and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes, Yangon acquires the name as the garden city of the east. The main attractions of Yangon are the unique and the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, believed to have been built more than 2500 year ago and its colonial style buildings. You must also see Sule pagoda, Botataung Pagoda, Chauk Htat Gyi reclining Buddha image and Bogyoke (Scott) market


An ancient capital of the Mon kingdom (14th -16th century) is located 80 km north of Yangon. The Allied War Cemetery and rice paddy fields are on the way to Bago. The most attractive places of this charming city are the Shwemawdaw pagoda, Kalyani Ordination hall, the Shwetharlyaing reclining Buddha, the four giant Bouddha images of Kyaikpun Pagoda and Kanbawzathardi Palace and market of Burmese typical cheroot leaves. Kyaikkhawaing Monastery with over 1000 monks is also one of the highlights of Bago and the best place to realize the ways of the Buddhist monks and their daily life.


Kyaikhtiyo is not only the most revered and celebrated pagodas in Myanmar but also one of the wonder of the world. Kyaikhtiyo pagoda stands on a boulder perched on the edge of a hill over 1100 meter above sea level. The gilded boulder and the rock table are two separate pieces and the boulder is overhanging it against the natural force.


Situated 300 km south east of Yangon and 70 km south of Thaton, at the mouth of Thanlwin river, once an important sea port, the picturesque old colonial town is the fourth largest city in Myanmar. Outstanding excursion out of Moulmein is Kyaikhami (Amherst), originally a seaside resort during the British colonial period, the war cemetery at Thanbyuzayat, which contains graves of allied soldiers who died building the death railway between Myanmar and Thailand during the second World War, Kyaiktalan pagoda which gives lovely views over the city and harbor, the Mahamuni & Uzina Pagodas. Kyaikmaraw Pagoda, an ½ hour drive out of town along palm-lined roads and rubber plantation is a pleasant shrine to visit


A small settlement Thanlyin,formerly known as Syriam lies only 30 min drive from Yangon across the Bago river. It was a major port from 14th century to the beginning of 17th century (the time controlled by the Portuguese adventurer de Brito). Interesting places to visit are the ruins of Catholic Church built by an Italian Barnabite missionary in 18th century, Kyaikhauk Pagoda and Yele Pagodaat Kyauktan


Twante, a quiet town on Twante Canal,dug during the colonial era as a short cut across the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, is about two hours by boat from Yangon. Boat trip provides to experience the life along the canal and Twante itself provides as an interesting pottery centre, cotton-weaving, and an old Mon paya complex.

Bassein (Pathein)

A small port town some 190 km west of Yangon, Pathein only can be reached by a long road journey or by overnight ferry boat. With a scenic waterfront, many Chinese and Burmese temples, Pathein is the gateway to the yet hardly developed beach resort of Chaungtha.

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