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Twante

a delta town that is famous for pottery

25km

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Bago (Myanmar)

capital city of Bago Region, Burma

67km

17.3367196.4797

Kyaiktiyo

human settlement in Myanmar

128km

17.48358397.098428

Pathein

city in Myanmar

157km

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Mawlamyine

city

168km

16.483397.6333

Ngwe Saung

settlement in Myanmar

195km

16.858394.3917

Pyay

human settlement

237km

18.82049595.224076

Ngapali

Ngapali Beach

267km

18.433394.3167

Mount Popa

mountain

444km

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Bagan

ancient city in Myanmar

480km

21.166794.8667
Sights

Shwedagon Pagoda

178m

16.79835496.149705

Singu Min Bell

large bell located at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)

187m

16.7983333396.14944444

Martyrs' Mausoleum

A memorial built to honour Aung San and six cabinet members who were assassinated. The mausoleum is on a hill, and is adjacent to Shwedagon Paya. It offers a beautiful panoramic view of Yangon.

384m

16.802596.1475

Maha Wizaya Pagoda

597m

16.79487196.152176

People's Square and Park

Occupies 130 acres, between parliament and Shwedagon Paya and known for its large concrete water fountain. Inside the park is a museum. There are a lot of decrepit statues and relics (like ships and aircraft) as well as sterile squares in the Stalinist model, all of which gives an interesting insight to the government. Entrance fee for foreigners.

866m

16.7969444496.14277778

Yangon Zoological Gardens

Opened by the British in 1906. There are 145 species of 1203 land animals. During public holidays, the Elephant Circus is performed for attractions.

1.4km

16.7916666796.15944444

Bogyoke Aung San Museum

This is the house where Aung San lived with his wife and three children until his assassination. The house is still in original condition ans houses a museum with many interesting items on display, e.g., Aung San's car, his library and his suits. Outside is the pond where his son, Aung San Lin, drowned. The accident was one of the reasons why the family moved.

1.5km

16.8038388996.16338889

Kandawgyi Lake

Recently renovated park that makes for a nice stroll. Lots of small restaurants, food stalls and a playgarden inside. The lake is best known for its karaweik (at its southeastern tip), a replica of a traditional Burmese royal boat. There is also a board walk around the south edge of the lake, affording a better view than that from the gardens. At its northwestern tip is Bogyoke Aung San Park, which is on Natmauk Rd. Main entrance is from the southeast corner. Foreigners pay 300 kyat, and there's a sign indicating there's also a 500 kyat camera charge and a 1,000 kyat video camera fee, but those don't seem to be enforced. Not all parts of the park are accesible from the southeast entrance, so you might have to walk around a bit on the street as well to see the park completely.

1.9km

16.7954861196.16656111

Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple

A temple that is home to an impressive reclining Buddha that is 65 m long and 6 storeys high.

2.0km

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Bogyoke Aung San Stadium

2.1km

16.7838611196.160725

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Yangon

The Anglican cathedral built by the British. It is one of two cathedrals in Yangon, and has a beautiful interior.

2.2km

16.7800333396.15383611

St. Mary's Cathedral, Yangon

The cathedral's exterior is newly renovated, but it's still an ugly eyesore outside, but the superior Myanmarese dexterity of carving is shown in the interior's 14 Stations of the Cross. Images literally pop out of the screen in 3D fashion.

2.9km

16.7785583396.16544444

Yangon City Hall

The seat of the city's administrative body, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). Construction began in 1926 and ended in 1936. The city hall has been the focal point of major political demonstrations and the site of several bombings, including one in 2000, 2008 and 2009.

2.9km

16.77502596.15965556

Sule Pagoda

Incongruously serving as a traffic island in the middle of the busiest intersection in central Yangon, Sule Paya is a 46 m octagonal-shaped stupa that, according to the local story, was built 2,000 years ago to house a strand of the Buddha's hair. Whether or not it has a strand of the Buddha's hair, the galleries of the pagoda are an oasis of calm from the chaotic traffic that passes around it all day long. Shoes can be left at counters at any entrance, but carry a plastic bag.

2.9km

16.7744222296.15875556

Maha Bandula Park

Known for its rose gardens. Inside the park is the Independence Monument, built to signify Myanmar's independence. The park offers a great view of the City Hall and colonial buildings.

3.1km

16.7730222296.15951944

High Court Building (Yangon)

Until 2006, the Supreme Court of Myanmar was located at this complex. The building is listed on the Yangon City Heritage List.

3.1km

16.7731333396.16092778

Ministers' Building

It was the home and administrative seat of British Burma. In February 2012, 7 local companies and 3 foreign companies submitted a proposal to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) to convert the Ministers' Building into a hotel and museum.

3.1km

16.7755555696.16583333

Strand Hotel

The oldest and most famous hotel in Myanmar, built by the Sarkies brothers in 1901 (who also built Penang's E&O and Singapore's Raffles). It is a national landmark and was renovated in the 1990s after years of neglect.

3.5km

16.769696.16258611

Inya Lake

The largest lake in the city. Some parts of Inya Lake's shoreline are accessible on foot, and are known for their gardens. Along Inya Lake's shore is the famous Inya Lake Hotel, now owned by Dusit and Yangon University (in a beautiful park-like setting). Surrounding the lake are villas owned by military leaders.

3.9km

16.8367722296.14521667

Thuwunna Stadium

4.7km

16.8213138996.18682778

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

small pagoda (7.3 metres (24 ft)) built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves, and legend has it that it is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha's hair

127km

17.48168297.098118

Myaungmya

human settlement in Myanmar

139km

16.5833333394.90833333

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Yangon

Myanmar
Yangon, formerly Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar until it was replaced by Naypyidaw in 2005. Today, with a population of over 5 million people, it remains the largest city and the economic hub of Myanmar.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

33.2°C16.7
Precipitation: 0.4 mm

Feb

35.2°C18.4
Precipitation: 3.1 mm

Mar

36.7°C21
Precipitation: 12.4 mm

Apr

37.5°C23.8
Precipitation: 37.8 mm

May

34.2°C24.3
Precipitation: 328.1 mm

Jun

30.8°C23.6
Precipitation: 565.6 mm

Jul

30.3°C23.2
Precipitation: 605.8 mm

Aug

30°C23.2
Precipitation: 570.7 mm

Sep

30.9°C23.2
Precipitation: 393.7 mm

Oct

32.2°C23.1
Precipitation: 200.3 mm

Nov

33.1°C21.3
Precipitation: 58.6 mm

Dec

32.5°C17.8
Precipitation: 6.8 mm
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