If you are going to Myanmar for sightseeing, you must know that there are many places and maps that you must visit.


Geography of Myanmar

Map of Myanmar

Myanmar is a country sandwiched between India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. The southern part of the country is barely grazed by the East-West Economic Corridor, an important economic corridor in Southeast Asia.

East–West Economic Corridor From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


The old city of Yangon is located in the south and reigns as the largest city in Myanmar. Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, is located in the center of the country, and Nay Pyi Taw, the new capital, is located between Yangon and Mandalay.


10 Things to Do in Yangon


I think it is easy to do sightseeing in Yangon because the tourist attractions are relatively concentrated in the center of the city. [MAP] The following is a list of things to do when you come to Yangon for sightseeing.


Healing at Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda at night

Map of Shwedagon Pagoda

Legend has it that the Shwedagon Pagoda was built about 2,500 years ago, but actual studies and surveys suggest that it was built between the 6th and 10th centuries.


In 1608, the Portuguese explorer Filip de Brito e Nicote plundered Shwedagon, and when he was crossing the Bago River to carry the bells in Shwedagon to make materials for cannons, he dropped the bells into the river and could not retrieve them again.


Shwedagon Pagoda Hours and Entrance Fees

  • Opening hours: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Entrance fee: 10,000 kyat


Enlightenment at Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda

Map of Sule Pagoda

A chedi in the center of Yangon. It is said to have been built more than 2,500 years before the Shwedagon Pagoda.


Take a Yangon water bus

Water buse in Yangon

A water bus connecting Botahtaung to Insein in Yangon opened in 2017.


Reference: Yangon water buses begin operation(


Shopping at Bogyoke Market

Bogyoke Market Exteria

Map of  Bogyoke Market

The official name is Bojo Aung San Market (formerly known as Scott’s Market).


A large bazaar in the village of Pabudan in the center of Yangon, Myanmar. Known for its colonial architecture and cobblestone streets, this market is a tourist attraction that features antiques, Myanmar handicraft and jewelry stores, art galleries, and clothing stores.


Bojo Aung San Market is also a market with a popular black market money exchange. The market is lined with many stores selling medicines, food, clothes, and foreign products to local shoppers.


Bojo Market hours of operation

  • Opening hours: 10:00 – 16:30
  • Closed: Mondays and national holidays


Naypyitaw Gems Museum is an eternal sparkle

Naypyitaw Gems Museum

Map of Naypyitaw Gems Museum


Jewelry Museum Hours and Fees

  • Business hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed: Monday and national holidays
  • Fee: 5USD


Sleeping with Reclining Buddha in Chaukhtatgyi Temple

Reclining Buddha in Chaukhtatgyi Temple

Map of Chaukhtatgyi Temple

Apparently, it was built by the Japanese.

Reference:Japanese build statue of repose for the dead in Myanmar, secret story revealed [JPN]


Chautauji Sleeping Buddha’s business hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Two things to do in Yangon sightseeing (suburbs)

Pushing Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo Pagoda)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock). Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar. 4

Map of  Kyaiktiyo

A five-hour drive from Yangon.


Visiting the Kyautan Yelai Pagoda from the sea.



One and a half hour drive from Yangon.



10 Things to Do in Mandalay Sightseeing



Map of Bagan

Along with Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobudur in Indonesia, it is one of the three major Buddhist sites in the world.


How to get to Bagan

(Part 1) One hour flight from Yangon


Walking on the world’s longest wooden bridge, the U Bein Bridge

Coming soon.


Fascinated by the sculptures at Shwenandaw Monastery

Shwenandaw Monastery

Map of Shwenandaw Monastery

Wood carving decoration, wooden temple. Hats off to the meticulousness of the carvings.


Counting the number of white stupas at Kuthodaw Pagoda

Inside the Kuthodaw Pagoda

Map of Kuthodaw Pagoda

The number of stone slabs is said to be one of the largest Buddhist scriptures in the world. The marble stone slabs are contained in each stupa.


Meet the Golden Pigs at the Kakku Pagodas Complex

Kakku Pagodas Complex

Map of Kakku Pagodas Complex

The golden pig that discovered the Kakoo ruins and prayed from morning to night is enshrined here.


Achieve Happiness and Beauty at Pindaya Caves

Inside Pindaya Caves

Map of Pindaya Caves

The cave temple houses more than 8,000 golden Buddha images. It is said that if you apply the sweat of one of these Perspiring Buddhas to your body, it will bring you happiness and beauty.


How to get to the Pindaya Caves

(1) Fly from Mandalay to Heho, then take a bus over the mountain.
(2) 3 hours by bus from Inle Lake.