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Rangoon Sights and Landmarks Guide, Myanmar

The city of Yangon or Rangoon offers the first time visitors a number of sights and most of these sights reflect the culture and the history of the city and the country. A visit to the city will not be complete if the visitor failed to check the pagodas that dot the city. Pagodas are important pieces of architecture in most Eastern Asian countries and extremely important as well for the city of Yangon.

What is known as the pagoda is simply the tiered tower and this tower contain a number of eaves. Pagodas that can be seen in some Asian countries have religious significance, for example these pagodas are important for the Buddhists. These pagodas are important sights in the city and it is suggested that the visitor should check these sights. One famous pagoda in the area is the Shwedagon Pagoda. This is also known as the Golden Pagoda and this stands approximately 98 meters and this pagoda is located in the city.

Buddhas relics include the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Konogamana, the piece of robe of Kassapa and a few pieces of hair coming from Gautama Buddha. Other pagodas of note include the Bothataung, the Chaukhtatgyi, the Kyaukdawgyi and the Kabaaye pagoda. Yangon as well is famous for many recreational sites. Some of the sites that are worth checking out include the Allied War Memorial, the People’s Square Park and the University of Yangon. The first time visitor should also visit the many museums and art galleries in the city.

One museum that shouldn’t be forgotten is the National Museum of Myanmar. This is the national museum of the country and this is located in the city. This museum initially operated in 1990. So what can the visitors expect from this museum? Visitors can check the many artifacts, works of art and memorabilia that are displayed in the building.

Some ancient Burmese artifacts are stored here as well. A trip to the museum and the many historic sites in the city can help the first time visitor understand the city well. A trip to these many sites will be a complete learning experience for someone who wants to learn more about the city and its history.

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