The city of Myanmar, has a unique charm with its old colonial buildings, Tree lined streets, busting local market and tranquil lakes. Interesting places to visit are the massive Shwedagon World famous Pagoda, Sule Pagoda an excellent landmark in the down town area. China town market has plenty of Chinese culture features. Major tourist market in city is Bogyoke Market, numerous souvenirs items are sold there to be memorials of the visit Myanmar.
Bago, a 2-hour drive 80km to the north west of Yangon. Formerly known as Pegu, Bago was the capital of the Mon Kingdom of Lower Myanmar in the 15th century and is one of the most interesting cities in Myanmar. Interest in Bago includes the beautiful 55 metre long reclining Buddha, Shwe- thalyaung and the Mon style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar. Its spire stands 114m high and is even taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda. Also there will be the old Palace "Kamboza Thadi" and the huge 4 sitting Buddha’s "Kyaikpun". End the tour of Bago with a walk around the colorful Bago Market, and also visitor can enjoy a local woven bamboo factory.
6 Hours north of Yangon by road or an overnight river boat trip south of Bagan, the small town of Pyay lies on a sharp bend in the Ayeyarwaddy. Nearby are the ruins of the ancient Pyi capital of Thayekhittaya and although few visitors get there, it was the center of the most intensive archaeological work in Myanmar throughout the 20 century.
Twante can easily be reached from Yangon by ferry and road. The main activity there is pottery and one can use pottery of all kinds as well as potters at their craft. The Twante Canal is a waterway that connects Yangon and Pathein. In the town, there is one significant pagoda – the Shwe San Daw Pagoda while if you go off at a turnoff on the way from Yangon and around 5 km from Twante, you will reach the Snake Temple.
Just beyond Twante is the port of Pathein, is the capital of the Ayeyarwaddy Division. Pathein umbrella is hand made bamboo product of the region. It is located on the banks of the Ngawon River and 115 mile west of Yangon. Sightseeing places is Shwe Mu Htaw Pagoda and Pathein Umbrella Manufacturing places.
Syriam, once a major port, but now a sleepy village. Enroute, there will be
Kyaik Kyauk Pagoda ( Mon Pagoda), legend said built since over 2000 years
ago. The famous Yele Pagoda(Mid-Stream-Pagoda), set on a tiny island in the
river and explore two further pagodas and the riverside market where you can
taste famous Myanmar dried fish (Nga Poke Chauk).
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