Backpacker Myanmar offers affordable and deluxe dorms for backpackers, centrally located; it’s the most recommended place to stay in Yangon.
Restaurants in People's park and people’s square, right opposite to the southern exit of the pagoda offers typical Burmese cuisines, which would be the perfect thing to have after an hour’s incredible sight of the shrines and stupas.
Kandawgyi Lake located close to the Shwedagon pagoda is a home to lush vegetation, relaxing restaurants and cafes, which makes it a wonderful place to spend a relaxed afternoon. Areas near Karaweik Palace Restaurant in the lake are lively throughout the day.
The Drug Elimination museum is one of the quirkier museums in the world, it’s not just inexplicable by name but also by the nature, it was built by the previous military government to portray how seriously they were dealing with the country’s drug problems, it exhibits what the country’s previous government did to those addicted to drugs.
If you are interested to learn about Myanmar’s past, the national museum would be the right place to stop by, there are artifacts covering different aspects of the country’s history, such as language, the Taungoo dynasty and celebrations of the country’s various ethnic groups.
Inside The Kandwagyi Lake
At the dusk, the entire street comes into life in China Town locally called as Tayoke Tan, located to the west of Sule Pagoda and is the center of Downtown Yangon, the 17th , 18th , 19th , 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and Bo Ywe, Latha and Sint Oh Dan roads are a part of the township and are steaming with traffic. Stalls in the street 17th to 19th offer a typical Chinese ambiance and authentic Chinese cuisines served in a typical way.
Walking through the gridded and gridlocked streets you can experience the vibrant part of the city, streets are filled with hawkers selling almost everything from map to souvenirs, this is also a magnificent place to see the impressive colonial era buildings built during the British regime.
Bogyoke market, in downtown is the spot if you want to take home typical Myanmar’s arts and crafts.
Visit to this magnificent city would always stay close to your heart.