The city of Yangon is full of surprises and interesting things to discover. A day may not be enough to experience everything but with the tailor made Yangon Day Tours, tourists can definitely explore the best things of this city.
In the Morning
When in Yangon, many tourists will choose Shwedagon Pagoda to be their first stop because of its holiness and unique appearance. This building is said to be the oldest and most prestigious in Myanmar which preserves the 4 precious items of 4 Buddhas. Visiting this magnificent construction will bring the peacefulness to your mind whether you are a believer or not. Furthermore, Shwedagon Pagoda is also the best spot to watch sunrise in Yangon and an ideal option for your Myanmar photography tour.
Feel the cool and fresh air of the early morning and watch the gilded stupa glitters in the sun lights of the golden land making one of the most inspiring moments in your trip to Burma.
Next, head to the Bahan 3rd street to have breakfast where you can taste the most typical dishes of Myanmar such as mohinga (noodles with fish soup), coconut noodles and nagyi thoke (dried noodles served with some side dishes) with a reasonable price.
Then you can visit the greenery Kandawgyi Park to enjoy the fresh air and tranquil atmosphere. The park features a large lake containing the boardwalk which you can stroll around and contemplate the beautiful scenery here. This is also where the gorgeous Karaweik Palace locates.
Yangon Zoological Gardens or known as Victoria Memorial Park should be your next stop in your Yangon tour. This is the oldest and also the second largest zoo in Myanmar. There will be elephant and snake shows performed in the weekends.
After having a busy morning, you can enjoy your lunch at the House of Memories restaurant. Located at No 290 U Wisara Road, Yangon, this restaurant lies in the old colonial villa which offers a wide selection of food from Burmese delicacies to Western dishes. You can also visit the office of the national hero – General Aung San on the upper floor.
Myanmar culture valley is also an ideal place for lunch in Yangon. The restaurant lies in the same area with the People’s Square and Park providing variety eating options from Eastern to Western cuisine. You can have fresh noodles at Happy Café and Noodles; fried stuffs, salads and Shan food at Cherry land. In addition, the valley also features a one stop shopping centre including numerous Burmese traditional products such as silk, lacquer ware and paintings.
If you want to know what to do in Yangon complete your 1 day trip in this beautiful city, see more in One Day in Yangon and Things to Do Part 2.