MYANMAR BURMA - Destinations & Hotels
Yangon (Rangoon) is the cosmopolitan capital city and gateway to Myanmar. Always green with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes, Yangon is known as the “Garden City of the East”. It was founded by King Alaungpaya on the site of a small settlement called Dagon when he conquered lower Myanmar in 1755. The name Yangon means “End of Strife”. The city today still maintains its colonial charm and gracious turn of the century architecture. Towering over the city is the magnificent gold-encrusted Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the country’s most beautiful treasures and a place pray or to meet devoted Buddhists at meditation.
Other recommended Yangon highlights include Chaukhtatkyi - the Reclining Buddha, colourful markets of Chinatown, a Meditation Centre, Sule Pagoda, Botataung Pagoda, Kalewa Monastery, Buddhist Art Museum, National Museum, Naga glass factory and the Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market.
Yangon (Rangoon) Hotels
Yangon (Rangoon) | The Governor's Residence | $$$$
Character Boutique, Directors favourite hotels, Historic Hotel
This wonderful imposing teak mansion hotel dating from the 1920s is located in the elegant and quiet Embassy Quarter away from the noisy town centre yet just a few minutes drive to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda and ten minutes from the city centre. The hotel makes a great relaxing base from where...
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Yangon (Rangoon) | The Strand | $$$$$
Historic Hotel, Luxury
Located in the heart of the city and originally built in 1901by the famed Sarkies Brothers, The Strand Hotel espouses all that was wondrous and opulent in a bygone era. Restored to its former glory, the Victorian-style combines the charms of the 1920s and 1930s with lavish modern-day amenities.
Yangon (Rangoon) | The Savoy | $$$$
The Savoy is ideally located in a picturesque area of Yangon very close to the central attraction known as the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Peoples Park and just 10 minutes drive from the city centre. The Savoy is designed in a classic, colonial style with a unique blend of teak wood and traditional...
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