Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, retains much of the charm of its colonial heritage with gracious architecture, tranquil lakes, shady parks and tree-lined avenues. The centrepiece of the city is the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda; a gleaming golden stupa visible from all over town. Other religious buildings in multi-cultural Yangon include a Dutch Catholic Church, Armenian Orthodox Cathedral, Shri Kali Hindu Temple and Moseah Yesuah synagogue.Closer to the waterfront, downtown Yangon is a warren of historic streets concealing some of the best British colonial-era architecture in Southeast Asia.
Yangon: Suggested Activities
City Tour of Yangon
Explore Yangon’s many architectural treasures and gain insight into the country’s culture and history. Cap it off with a visit to the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda, a highlight of any visit to the city.
Walking Tour of Old Yangon
Explore the city’s medley of cultures and diverse architecture on a walking tour of Old Yangon.