Yangon. It is a quieter city without the hectic traffic scenes of Bangkok or Saigon and with its tree-lined streets and parks it deserves the name "garden town." The compact downtown region provides a colorful blend of individuals from across the nation, including individuals of Indian and Chinese descent, working and living in colonial houses blended with modern architecture. We'll take you for a walk along Pansodan Street with the British colonial days colonial high court, banks, and other structures.
Yangon has a lot more to give. Just follow in the footsteps of Aung San, the nation's dad who is loved for his struggle for independence by every family in the country. One of the many meditation centers is visiting other options. Take a cooking class or go shopping for (probable fake) antiquities, lacquer goods, hand-woven fabrics or traditional crafts. From Yangon you can enjoy great day trips to the countryside such as Twante pottery village, Syriam river pagoda or Bago temples and pagodas. During a boat journey through the Moeyungyi Wetlands (about 2.5 hours drive from Yangon), nature enthusiasts will be thrilled by the birds and natural beauty.
Of course, one of the highlights of each trip to Yangon is the Shwedagon Pagoda visit with over 2000 years of history. Even the most "temple-tired" visitor is impressed by this pagoda as the atmosphere is at the same moment somehow mystical, sacred as well as easy-going and lively. People will visit the pagoda at least once in their lives from all over the nation. Besides seeing thousands of devotees praying and meditating, you'll also see young people chatting and having a good time walking around with their fiancée and relatives.