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Yangon City Heritage List Landmarks

By Viator, December 2013

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More than 180 man-made structures are a part of Yangon’s City Heritage List, and while a trip to this former capital of Burma need not include them all, no visit is complete without at least a few stops to these impressive landmarks.

Bogyoke Aung San Museum

Spend an afternoon in this museum dedicated to the founder of modern Myanmar. This two-story building, which focuses on the revolutionary’s life, was once his residence. Today it houses family photos, famous speeches and the car used the day he was assassinated.

Saint Mary’s Cathedral

In a nation known for Buddhism, Saint Mary’s Cathedral in the Botahtaung Township of Yangon is the largest cathedral in Mayanmar. Built in 1895 with a land grant from India, the cathedral is located at 372 Bo Aung Kyaw Street.

Strand Hotel

Travelers love this luxurious Victorian-style hotel that opened in 1901. Personalized butler service, high ceilings and hand-crafted furniture, as well as local cuisine and classic cocktails make this the perfect spot for an overnight stay or a later-afternoon drink.

Shwedagon Pagoda

Known as the Great Dragon Pagoda, the impressive gem work, gilded stupa and relics of previous Buddhas draw travelers, religious pilgrims and political figures to this impressive pagoda with a spire that can be seen from across Yangon.

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Yangon City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Yangon, the former capital city of Myanmar (Burma), on a full-day sightseeing tour! Led by a professional guide, you’ll gain insight into the life of ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.66

Shwedagon Pagoda Walking Tour

Find out what lies behind the golden façade of Shwedagon Pagoda on a half-day walking tour to the gilded stupa. Your knowledgeable guide will take you on ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $52.00

Yangon Architectural Heritage Walking Tour

Admire the well-preserved colonial architecture of downtown Yangon on a guided walking tour of the city's most beautiful buildings. You’ll find one of Asia’s ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.99

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