Founded by King Alaungpaya in on the site of a small village after he conquered Lower Myanmar in 1755. Yangon means “End of Strife” which was anglicized to Rangoon. Today, Yangon is the main gate way to Myanmar and the most important commercial centre although the government moved to the new capital “Nay Pyi Taw” in 2005. The Shwedagon Pagoda, the Sule Pagoda, the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, Bogyoke Market, National Museum and the colonial buildings are worth to be visited.
Bagan, the main tourist attraction in Myanmar, is situated on the eastern bank of Ayarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River and it is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. The greatest edifices witness how flourished Bagan era(from 11th century to 13th century) was. One can enjoy sunset and sunrise on the dry plain in which short and tall pagodas dotted. We believe that sightseeing in Bagan is one of the finest sightseeing in the world.
This mystical pagoda stands on a gold gilded boulder precariously perched on the edge of the hill over 1100 km above sea-level. It is more and more famous among the world travelers because the precarious position. All Buddhist devotees believe that it is the supernatural power of Gotama Buddha’s Hair Relics enshrined in the pagoda. There is also a steep winding road for 4 wheel truck cars from the base camp to the nearest point of the pagoda.
It is a new capital city which is secretly founded by military regime in 2007. The name “ Nay Pyi Taw” means King’s Palace City. In our kingdom age, Burmese used to call King’s residence place as “Nay Pyi Taw”. At first, world media mentioned this new capital as “jungle city” now it witness an important democratization process with a parliament house. The government hosts all state guests and businessmen there. The parliament house is now become a good tourist spot.