Yangon, a former capital till
Naypyidaw (quite close to Pyinmana that is
303 km north of Yangon) has been designated
as the administrative capital in November
2005.Yangon is the biggest city and the
commercial center, a gateway into Myanmar
with international airport and seaport.
Bago and Kyaikhtiyo are
within day tripping distance. Pyay
leads to the former capital of ancient Pyu.
Popular beaches within four hours drive from
Yangon: Chaung Thar beach and Ngwe
Saung beach in Ayeyarwady division.
Shwe Dagon, the most famous pagoda in
Myanmar. Bogyoke market (formerly
known as Scott Market) with hundreds of
shops; colonial buildings such as Port
Commissioner; Old Secretariat;
and High Court etc; photo stop at
Sule Pagoda & the Town hall;
Chauk Htatkyi (a colossal reclining
Buddha); Kalewa Monastery (more than
1,000 monks and novice monks live and study)
Chinatown fruit market.
On the other side of Yangon river (24 km
from Yangon); famous for the pottery work.
Observe the life of a typical
An ancient city of the 15th century Mon
Kingdom, Bago is one of the richest
archaeological sites in Myanmar. It is 80 km
from Yangon and is 1.5 hr drive from Yangon.
is 285 km north-west of Yangon (5 hours
drive). Archaeological sites of the ruins of
the ancient Pyu capital (5th to 9th
century) Thayay Khittra (or Sri Keshtra).about
8 km to the east, is the place of interest.
Akauk Taung stands on the bank of the
Ayeyarwady River to the north of Pyay in
Bago Division. Different sizes and styles of
Buddha images are carved into the wall of
in the early 1990s and the beached stretches
about 2.2 km. At low tide, the beach has a
touch of ‘muddy delta look’. But overall at
medium and high tide it’s attractive enough
with fine beige sand, backed by coconut palm
and casuarinas trees. Offshore lies a modest
coral reef with decent snorkeling except
during the rainy season when the clarity of
water is poor.
by boat is a nice place to swim around and
since 2000 and the beach stretches 11 km
along the blue water and pristine sand.
The lovers’ island,
by foot during the low tide is perfect for
the snorkeling, fishing and diving. It’s
like an aquarium as there are multi colored
fishes inside the coral reef.