As you know Yangon is one of the green city in Asia, there will be a good numbers of gardens and park can be found in town. Among them Kandawgyi Park is the romantic spot for every evening with magnificent view and atmosphere where you might want to spent the quality time.
If you want to see the live slideshow of unique actions or way of life of the Burmese people, take Yangon’s Circle train. You will observe the lively and colorful rural Burmese way in just three hour of this slow circle train journey.
Mann Ma-yway, a snack made of glutinous rice and palm sugar, is mostly sold at rural markets and pagoda festivals in Myanmar. It is also called Ma-yway-gyi in some regions. Made of puffed glutinous rice and palm sugar, it is sweet, delicious and crispy and consumed by old and young, alike. In making Mann Ma-yway, first of all, steamed glutinous rice is pounded into paste. The paste is place on a mat, strewn with bran. It is then cut into flat pieces, each measuring about an inch. The small pieces of glutinous rice must be dried under the sun for about half a day. After that, when the small pieces are roasted, they puffed-up. At the same time, palm sugar syrup must be kept ready.
Khaw Poat is a kind of appetizing snack of the Shan national race, who lives in the Southern part of the Shan State. Khaw Poat is not only a popular snack for the Shan nationals, but also for all nationals. We can easily eat Khaw Poat by frying or roasting it. Khaw Poat is more delicious if you eat with roasted and pounded sesame, and brown slab sugar. And you can also eat Khaw Poat only without mixing with other ingredients.
This meditation centre was opened in 1950, with the Most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw as its Principle Preceptor. The most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw started the teaching of the Mahasi method of insight in 1947 and taught for 33 years until his death in August, 1982. The centre has prospered with up to 500 meditators (yogis) practicing intensive meditation daily at the centre. It is located on approximately twenty acres of quiet pleasant garden land in Hermitage. There are over one hundred buildings on the ground for housing the meditation teachers and meditators both monks, nuns and laity, men as well as women and providing complete retreat facilities.
Fifty years ago there was a giant standing buddha poking his head above the temples and monasteries here, but one day he got tired and collapsed into a heap on the floor, whereupon he was replaced with the monster-sized lazy reclining buddha you see today. One of Myanmar’s more beautiful reclining buddhas, the placid face of the Chaukhtatgyi Buddha is topped by a crown encrusted in diamonds and other precious stones.
Located in Mingaladon Township, Yangon Division, about 32 km from Yangon, on the road to Bago, the Allied War Cemetery is a memorial to Allied soldiers who died in battle in Burma during World War II. It is one of 3 Allied War Memorial Cemeteries in Myanmar, along with the Htauk Kyant War Memorial Cemetery and the Thanbyuzayat war cemetery.
The Maha Bandula Park (also called Mahabandula, Mahaandoola or Maha Bandula Garden) is a public national park which located in downtown Yangon, Burma. The park is surrounded by some famous tourist attractions in the area such as the Sule Pagoda, the Yangon City Hall and the High Court and near 4 main streets of Yangon. The name Maha Bandula of this park is set in order to remind the general who fought against the British in the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-1826). The park also has an Independence Monument, an obelisk to commemorate the Burmese independence from the British since 1948. Nowadays, Maha Bandula Park is an ideal location for people to relax and play sports, especially for t’ai chi practitioners.
Located in Dagon, Yangon, the National Museum of Myanmar was founded in 1952 in order to conserve the values of art, history and culture in Myanmar. The museum has an abundant collection of ancient artworks, artifacts, ornaments, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, which related to the history, culture and civilization of Burmese people.
Taukkyan War Cemetery is in Taukkyan town in the township of Mingaladon, Yangon greater area, on the main highway No 1 Pyay Road. From the centre of the city of Yangon, it is 21 miles north and 11 miles from the international airport, 45 minutes drive from the centre of Rangoon and 24 minutes from the International airport. Exact location of the cemetery is North (17º02’08.24″) and East (96º07’55.28″).