Yangon Places To Visit | Recommendations by PARKROYAL Yangon

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From timeless gilded pagodas and fascinating museums to grand colonial architecture and eclectic street food, a slew of Yangon places to visit and attractions awaits travellers of every kind. Be refreshed by verdant greenery in the city’s parks, or explore the nooks and crannies of edgy art galleries. Learn more about what Myanmar’s largest city has to offer, all situated within easy reach of the modern comfort of PARKROYAL Yangon.

Discover Yangon's Hidden Gems

Discover one of Asia’s most alluring cities and enjoy the many excellent attractions and things to do when you book a stay at PARKROYAL Yangon. Myanmar’s largest city is an incredible snapshot of the past – from the ancient pagodas and traditional markets to the historic architecture – the city is steeped in history and brimming with culture everywhere you look.

Lakes & Parks

Enjoy a relaxing day out in the city’s peaceful lakes and parks that are ideal venues for families or couples.

Tucked in between the pagodas and colonial buildings are the tranquil spots that make up Yangon’s lakes and parks. Whether you want to row a date across a lake in a paddle boat or have a family picnic under a styled pavilion, discover a plethora of activities available at these venues, perfect to escape from the bustle of the city at.

Inya Lake

Discover a tranquil hideout found up north in Yangon, where Inya Lake and Park stands as the largest man-made body of water in the city today

Kandawgyi Lake

Literally the "Great Royal Lake" and formerly known as the Royal Lake, Kandawgyi Lake is one of two major lakes in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar).

People's Square and People's Park

This 135-acre complex is a relaxing venue for many locals, and is home to a plethora of plants, with a museum close by.

Yangon Zoological Gardens

Located near Kandawgyi Lake, the Yangon Zoological Gardens is the oldest zoo in Myanmar, and also includes a museum of natural history and an aquarium.

Kan Taw Mingalar Park

A popular park for couples and families, Kan Taw Mingalar Park provides an ideal venue for a refreshing picnic or fun recreational activities.


Explore the gleaming gold pagodas of Yangon that are also the city’s most definitive religious architecture.

Some of Myanmar’s oldest and most revered pagodas lie in Yangon, where these serene wonders define the city’s skyline with a shimmering gold that is beautiful to behold at any time of the day. Not to be missed is the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, as well as an array of sacred monuments that will make for an unforgettable exploration of Yangon’s religious tapestry.

Botataung Pagoda

Hollow within with a mirrored maze-like walkway, the Botataung Pagoda houses ancient relics and artifacts, and is another revered example of Yangon’s historically significant monuments.

Kaba Aye Pagoda

Dedicated to world peace as its name suggests, the tranquil Kaba Aye Pagoda was built for the sixth Buddhist Synod in 1952.

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda

Famous for its impressively enormous statue of the reclining Buddha, the 65-metre long Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda is a highly revered monument for locals and tourists alike.

Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda

This awe-inspiring 20-metre high image of a seated Buddha is known to most as the Nine-Storey Buddha.

Shwedagon Pagoda

Visible from almost anywhere in the city, the gleaming gold pagoda is an important religious landmark and one of the country's most sacred Bhuddist sites.

Sule Pagoda

The Sule Pagoda is a Burmese stupa located in the heart of downtown Yangon, occupying the centre of the city and an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography.

Museums & Galleries

Be captivated by Yangon’s compelling history, as interpreted through local paintings, memorabilia and even fine gems.

With galleries showcasing a fascinating mix of contemporary and antique art, to the dazzling displays at the Myanmar Gems Museum and the historical memorabilia at Bogyoke Aung San Museum, art and history aficionados will have no trouble filling their days in Yangon with the many museums and galleries that are scattered across the city.

Studio Square Myanmar

Discover innovative Burmese modern art at this local gallery featuring contemporary works by five experimental Burmese artists.


Explore the rich, inventive history of Myanmar’s art at Yangoods, a lifestyle brand that blends history and modernity in an eclectic array of products available for purchase.

Pansodan Art Gallery

Showcasing an exquisite range of creations from budding local artists and established maestros, the Pansodan Art Gallery is a must-visit for its treasure trove of exhibits.

Myanmar Gems Museum

With Myanmar hailed for her jade, rubies, sapphires and natural pearls, the Myanmar Gems Museum is as good a starting point as any to view and buy these precious stones.

Bogyoke Aung San Museum

Dedicated to General Aung San, founder of modern Myanmar, the Bogyoke Aung San Museum features exhibits on the General’s life and memorabilia.

Yangon Central Railway Station

As the largest railway station in Myanmar, the 126-mile Yangon Central Railway Station connects travellers to the stunning landscapes of rural Myanmar.

Located in downtown Yangon, the Yangon Central Railway Station is the largest in Myanmar. As the gateway to Myanmar Railways' 3,126-mile (5,031 km) rail network, intrepid travellers can make their way to Upper Myanmar (Naypyidaw, Mandalay, Shwebo), upcountry (Myitkyina), Shan hills (Taunggyi, Kalaw) and the Taninthayi coast (Mawlamyine,Ye).

Getting to the Central Railway Station

Connect to the true Burmese outdoors with the Central Railway Station as your starting point to an unforgettable adventure. Found just five minutes from PARKROYAL Yangon, gather your bags, friends and bucket list today and escape to refreshing rooms and fascinating culinary fare.