Spending the holiday abroad does not have to be expensive. In Southeast Asia, there are still many tourist gems that have not yet been touched by humans. One alternative tourist destination that can be an alternative is Yangon, Myanmar. In Yangon, besides there are many tourist destinations, if you want to spend time traveling to Yangon, you need a place to stay. In Yangon, there are many places to stay, ranging from 1-star hotels to 4-star hotels, but the best is only Novotel Yangon Max. Novotel Yangon Max offers a variety of high-level hotel facilities at affordable prices. Make sure you stay at Novotel Yangon Max if you visit Yangon. here are some places that you must visit
1. Shwedagon Pagoda
Traveling to Yangon is incomplete if not to Shwedagon Pagoda. This pagoda is a landmark of the city of Yangon, as well as Myanmar. Shwedagon Pagoda is located in the heart of Yangon City. With a golden color, striking between buildings and other skyscrapers.
To enter this pagoda, you can enter through four existing doors, namely the west, east, north and south doors. This pagoda is said to be the oldest pagoda in Yangon, which was built around 2500 years ago.
Entrance fee for tourists is 10,000 Kyats. It is quite expensive, but this will pay off with the beauty of the amazing pagoda. The best time to visit the pagoda is at sunset and at sunrise.
You will get a three-color views when it is daytime, twilight and night. Similarly, when the morning, you will get the color of the night, dawn, until the sun really rises.
Shwedagon Pagoda is open from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m
2. Inya Lake
Built by the British in 1882 as a reservoir, Inya Lake is now a mansion area for several Myanmar elites. Apart from its elite territory, Inya Lake is the right place for you to spend an afternoon full of calm and without draining costs. Around the lake, there are also cafes and comfortable eating places to enjoy the fresh air around the lake.
3. Sule Pagoda
Besides Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda is very suitable to be visited when traveling to Yangon. This striking, golden pagoda is known as Kyaik Athok Zedi.
Sule Pagoda is located in the middle of the busy city of Yangon, markets and colonial building areas. According to legend, this pagoda was built during the Buddha Gautama life, which is around 2,500 years ago.
This pagoda was indeed smaller in size, but as it progressed, the pagoda underwent renovation and widening by the kings of Myanmar. Sule Pagoda is open from 6 am to 10 pm. To enter this area, you only need to pay a donation fee of around 500-1000 Kyats.
4. Maha Bandoola Park
The name of the garden of Maha Bandoola is taken from the name of the General who was killed while fighting against the British in 1824-1826. Located right behind the Sule Pagoda, making this park as one of the favorite parks for local residents and tourists.
To enter this area, you do not need to spend a dime. From here, you can see the old City Hall building, as well as the High Court.
The best time to visit this park is when dawn begins or when the sun begins to set. However, if you come when the evening arrives, then you can not linger in this park. Because at 6 o’clock, there will be officers who ring the whistle, driving the visitors out of the parking area.
5. Kandawgyi Nature Park
Kandawgyi Nature Park is not far from Shwedagon Pagoda. The area of 260 hectares is also one of the favorite locations for local residents for weekends or afternoon walks on weekdays.
The park which is located at the intersection of Natmuk road and Kandawgyi Kanpat street can also be a photo hunting spot for you who love photography.
When walking in Kandawgyi Nature Park, don’t forget to look around the existing orchid gardens. Collection of colorful orchids that will be more refreshing eyes.
Kandawgyi Nature Park is open from 4 am and closes at 10 pm. Unlike the Maha Bandoola Park, here you have to spend around 300 Kyats for the entrance fee.
6. Bogyoke Aung San Market
Aogy San Bogyoke Market is also known by the English name as Scott Market. Located on Bogyoke Aung San street, you will find thousands of stalls lined up offering various souvenirs and handicrafts.
This market is the largest and most famous market as one of the tourist destinations in Yangon. This building was first built during British colonialism in 1926.
Now it is named as Bogyoke Aung San in memory of one of Myanmar’s national leaders, General Aung San who was assassinated in 1947. The market is open from 9 am to 5 pm.