Yangon

Entries related to the city of Yangon, Myanmar.

57 Below

57 Below is a restaurant company based in Yangon Myanmar. They currently operate three restaurants, Gekko, Union Bar, and Parami Pizza.

Bago

Bago is a great detour for a small day trip if time in Yangon allows. This is less touristy than other locations and it is home to two more large Reclining Buddha statues. The outdoor Buddha is free of flashing “Christmas” lights and viewing fees. Aside from the reclining statues, one can visit some of the less explored but beautiful […]

Balloon Crazy

“Balloon Crazy Wedding: Event & Floral Service” I put quotes around the name because their flier doesn’t really specify where their name stops and the flier begins. The four guys running this business are reliable and quick to help solve any late night balloon issues you might have. Their English is poor, plan accordingly.

Bangkok Kitchen

UPDATE: 1 August 2018 Bangkok Kitchen has closed their doors and is moving to a new location.  Bangkok Kitchen is located on Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon. The food is amazing, but the restaurant does not have air conditioning. It is advisable to avoid during the hot season.

Bogoyoke Market

This historic market is often people’s first thought for shopping. It is an interesting large tourist market though it can be hot or overwhelming for visitors. Be aware that the market’s hours are approximately 10 am to 5:00 pm. The market is closed on Mondays, holidays and every full moon day. We recommend some of the following shops: Golden Myanmar […]

Botahtaung Pagoda

This pagoda is located just off of Strand road next to the Yangon River and very near the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel. ‘Bo’ means “Military Leader” and “Tahtaung” means “one thousand”. The “Botahtaung” Pagoda was named after the thousand military leaders who escorted relics of the ‘Buddha’ brought from India over 2,000 years ago. It is possible to walk through […]

Buddha’s Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda

One Sacred Replica Tooth Relic was enshrined in the Buddha’s Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda on Dhammapala Hill in Mayangon Township. The pagoda was built with cash donations from the people of Myanmar and Buddhist donors around the world.

Chauk Htat Kyi

Chauk Htat Kyi is located on Shwegondaing Road. This colossal (70 meters long) Reclining Buddha statue is one of the largest images in Burma. The original image was built in 1907, but it suffered damage due to the damp climate over the years. In 1957, it was demolished and the current structure was rebuilt in 1966.  

Dala

A small Rural community across the river on the southern side of Yangon. Reached via ferry for 4000 Kyat roundtrip. Ferries depart from Pansodan Jetty for Dala every 20 minutes and run from 5:30 am to 9 pm.

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Gekko

Trendy and stylishly decorated, Gekko is a delightful Japanese restaurant located on Merchant road just off of Pansodan street. They have a wide selection of food from soups and salads, yakitori, to sushi rolls and sashimi. The plating and food presentation are very well done. The yakitori and ramen are amazing. Takeaway and delivery are available. Operated by 57 Below.

Green Electronics Store

Green Electronics Store is a small shop that supplies an array of electronic components from resistors, to Arduino’s, to LED’s and 3D printers. They will deliver if your order exceeds 20000 Kyat. The owners do not speak English. https://www.greenelectronicstore.com/

Hard Rock Cafe Yangon

Hard Rock Cafe Yangon Standard HRC menu serving burgers and American classics. Live music venue on the weekends. Good service. Located at Myanmar Plaza Mall. Take the elevator closest to the west entrance to the 5th floor, then walk around the corner to your right.

Immaneul Baptist Church

One of the oldest Churches in Yangon is located at the corner of Maha Bandula Road and Maha Bandula Garden Street (just east of Sule Pagoda). Built in 1885 by an American missionary, the church was destroyed during World War II but rebuilt in 1952.American Baptist International Ministries, which at that time was called the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. One […]

Inya Day Spa

Inya Day Spa is the premier spa in Yangon. The Masseuses are skilled, they offer a wide variety of services, and their facilities are top notch. Their main location on Inya road is an oasis of calm. As you enter from the street you remove your shoes and are escorted across a small bridge over a tranquil koi pond and into […]

Kaba Aye Pagodoa

The name “Kaba Aye” in Burmese means “World Peace” to which this pagoda is dedicated. Built in 1952, this pagoda is significant for the Sixth World Buddhist Synod, which was held in its large precinct in 1954. The Buddhist Art Museum, Maha Pasana Cave and newly built Wizaya Mingala Dhammathabin Hall are also located in the same precinct.

Kafe in Town

The Kafe in Town has western style coffee, modern, climate controlled atmosphere with comfortable seating and Western-style desserts such as cheesecake, brownies, carrot cake. Smoothies, and fresh fruit juice.

Kandawgyi Lake

The “great Royal Lake” as it translates was created by the British using water channeled from Inya Lake. Kandawgyi Lake is approximately 8 km in circumference and very shallow. there are many attractions around the lake such as Karaweik Palace, the Aquarium (scheduled to re-open sometime after 2020), a boardwalk in various states of repair, and disrepair), Utopia Tower, lots […]

Karaweik Palace

Sitting in the middle of Kandawgyi Lake and very hard to miss, Karaweik Palace is a pagoda-style hall built in 1974 and set on a pair of barges pointing out into the lake. each barge sports a large head of the mythical bird, the Karaweik, famous for its melodious songs . The design is based on ceremonial barges used in […]

Mahar Wizaya Stupa

Mahar Wizaya was built in 1980 with relics contributed by the King of Nepal and constructed by a new architect and represents a mix of Mon-Burma Culture. It is located just beyond the Southern Stairway of Shwedagon Pagoda. When you enter from the Eastern Stairway, you will see many tortoises that were given sanctuary in the lake and if you […]

Mahlzeit

Mahlzeit is the premier German restaurant in Yangon. They offer a broad range of dishes from across Germany. Their selection of schnitzel is especially impressive. They have a quiet atmosphere and are family friendly. Parking is plentiful in the parking garage next door. Find them online here.

Martyrs’ Mausoleum

Martyrs’ Mausoleum, near Shwedagon Pagoda’s North entrance, is a memorial built to honor Aung San and six cabinet members who were assassinated. It also contains the tombs of Queen Suphayalat, wife of Burma’s last king; nationalist and writer Thakin Kodaw Hmaing; former UN Secretary-General U Thant; and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s mother, Khin Kyi.

Monsoon

Monsoon is a small Burmese cuisine restaurant with a wide selection of tea, fresh fruit drinks, smoothies, and coffee. Located at 85-87 Theinbyu Road, Botahtaung.