IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE TRADITIONAL DAILY LIFE OF THE BURMESE PEOPLE DURING A CRUISE HOLIDAY IN RANGOON. VISIT THE SHWEDAGON PAGODA FOR A GLIMPSE INTO BURMESE CULTURE.

Yangon's low-rise downtown region consists of leafy avenues and colonial architecture, for a small-town atmosphere despite a population of about 6 million. From almost anywhere in Yangon, you can see the great gilded dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda hovering over you protectively, and a visit will introduce you not only to one of Asia’s great religious sites, but to the daily life of the Burmese people. They come here often to make their devotions, but also to spend time with friends or sit in quiet contemplation. Kipling called it a “golden mystery”, and it is indeed capable of casting a spell on all who visit.

Shwedagon Paya

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Shwedagon Paya

Shwedagon Paya

According to local legend, Shwedagon Paya’s location high atop Yangon on Singuttara Hill has been sacred since the beginning of time. The single most sacred Buddhist site in all of Myanmar, this eclectic pagoda is a fascinating cultural site that should be at the top of any itinerary.

Circular Train

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Circular Train

Circular Train

For about $1, hop aboard the Yangon circular route to see a diverse cross section of life in the city. The trip takes about three hours to complete and includes stops at 39 stations along nearly 30 miles of track.

Ancient Temples of Bagan Overnight

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Ancient Temples of Bagan Overnight

Ancient Temples of Bagan Overnight

Visit Shwezigon Pagoda, with its golden mass giving an air of weight and stability. Enjoy the wall paintings at the 13th century Gubyaukgyi Temple and explore Ananda Temple representing the endless wisdom of the Buddha. Lunch awaits at the Bagan Viewing Tower before a visit to the Archaeological Museum and overnight at Aureum Palace Hotel.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) At a glance

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GPS: 16°48'0"N 96°9'0"E
Size: 598.80 KM2 (231.20 MI2)
Population: 4,600,000
Density: 7,682 Pop/KM2 (2,966 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +95

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