Yangon’s Chinatown covers the township of Latha and Lanmadaw. This neighborhood is busy in the day, but it truly comes alive in the evening as various hawkers and road-side stall operators set up shop at the night market. The street food culture is particularly strong here. Walk the streets and soak in the atmosphere. The stretch of food stalls on 19th street are packed with both local and foreign food lovers alike every night.
Shwe Dagon Pagoda
This majestic-looking Pagoda represents the zenith of Buddhist Architecture in Myanmar. It is certainly hard to miss this towering 326 feet of glistening gold with diamond studded stupas. Legends stated that Shwe Dagon Pagoda has been built more than 2500 years ago and houses the sacred relics of four past Buddhas. Even till this day, Shwe Dagon Pagoda continues to be the shining beacon of hope in Myanmar, as it once again opens its arms to the world. Be sure to spare a few hours of your time to walk around Shwe Dagon Pagoda and the surrounding terraces and parks.
Sule Pagoda, which is listed on the Yangon City Heritage List, dominates the skyline of Downtown Yangon. Asides from it being a sacred Buddhist place of worship, Sule Pagoda has also been the focal point of the political history of Myanmar, being the place where the infamous 1988 uprisings and 2007 Saffron Revolution begun. Sule Pagoda is surrounded by other prominent landmarks such as Yangon City Hall, Sunni Jamah Bengali Mosque, and the Independence Monument in MahaBandula Park.