Yangon (City of Natural Beauty)
Gems Market and Museum
Gems Market and Museum next door to Kaba Aye Pagoda has jewellery shops and museum.
Chaukhtat Kyi (six-story) Pagoda
Chaukhtat Kyi (six-story) Pagoda, houses the fourth largest colossal Reclining Buddha Image with an enigmatic smile on his delicate lips. The image itself is 67m long and famous for the 108 distinguishing marks/symbols on the soles of his two huge feet.
Law Ka Chantha Abaya Labha Muni Buddha Image
Law Ka Chantha Abaya Labha Muni Buddha Image being curved from a Superlative Monolithic marble stone measure over 37 feet high, nearly 24 feet wide and 12 feet thick weighting 500 tons - the largest of its kind in Myanmar history.
Bogyoke Market was first built and inaugurated on the present premises in 1926. It was named Scott Market after Mr. C. Scott, the Municipal Commissioner. Nowadays, it is called Bogyoke Aung San Market in honor of our national leader General Aung San who was assassinated in 1947. Bogyoke Aung San Market is situated in the heart of Yangon - on Bogyoke Aung San Road. There are 1,641 shops selling luxury items, handicrafts, foodstuffs, clothing, jewellery, fashion and consumer goods. The market is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm except gazette holidays.
Many Westerners have come to Myanmar to practice at the various centers for periods of time ranging from ten days to more than a year. Several Monasteries and meditation centers in Yangon provide opportunities for the study and practice of satipatthana vipassana or insight-awareness meditation. The most famous center in Yangon is the Mahasi Meditation Centre, founded in 1947 by the late Mahasi Sayadaw, perhaps Myanmar's greatest meditation teacher. Other meditation centers are Panditarama Meditation Center, Chanmyay Yeiktha meditation center, International meditation center (IMC), Dhamma Joti Vipassana Centre and Saddhamma Ransi Meditation Center.
Chinatown that exotic enclave within exotic Myanmar, makes a visit so much more uniquely, unconventionally informal and fantastically bizarre. A place, however, that you must see and experience, or else trip to Myanmar is marginally incomplete. It is in the evening that the place really takes off and amazing environment unlike any you have ever experienced. The streets are lined with four-story plastered brick town-houses, whitewashed in faded pastel creams, blues and yellows with facades studded with ornamental scrollwork. Since the people in town gather to Chinatown for Chinese food, barbeque, beer and liquor, it bustles on to 2 am with open shops and plenty of good food. The most striking feature in the Chinatown is the hundred of gold shops, fruits and vegetables venders that dominate the both side of the main road. Fruit especially mandarin oranges from the Shan State, apples from Kachin State and China, water-melons, bananas, durian, guava, mangosteen, pear, pomelo,grapes, litchee, plum, rambutan and mango, strawberry at the season.
On one side are the glass enclosed display counters in which gold ornaments, predominately rings, necklaces and pendants. Sidewalk diners have dishes and delicacies of egg or wheat noodles, grilled meats, deep fried spring rolls, etc.
It is good to enjoy Chinatown after the city sightseeing, by stroll slowly and experience the place in time in an environment quite unfamiliar with. Listen, smell, touch, taste and see Chinatown.