One of the best places to visit in Asia is Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. Nature lovers will appreciate the city’s stunning lakes, shady parks and verdant tropical trees. Dubbed ‘The Garden City of the East’ with good reason.
Kandawgyi Lake Also known as Royal Lake, this artificial lake, built by the British as a reservoir, is most attractive at sunset, when the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda is reflected in its calm waters.
Chaukhtatgyi Paya Housed in a large metal-roofed shed, this beautiful 65m-long reclining Buddha is bigger than the better known image in Bago.
One of Buddhism’s most sacred sites. The 325-ft stupa, adorned with 27 metric tons of gold leaf and thousands of diamonds and other gems, is believed to enshrine eight hairs of Gautama Buddha.
DiningMinn Lan Rakhine Seafood (corner of Baho and Kyi Tar Roads)A lively outdoor restaurant with some of the best seafood in Yangon. Feel Myanmar Food124 Pyidaungsu Yeiktha St DagonA superb place to tuck your fingers into a huge range of tasty Burmese dishes. BBQ on 19th Street19th Street is famous mostly for Myanmar Chinese barbecue and beer.
SleepingThe Strand Hotel An iconic 5-star hotel built in 1901 still remains as awe inspiring one hundred years later.www.hotelthestrand.com East Hotel A dash of contemporary style helps this newish hotel stand out from the downtown mid-range crowd.www.easthotelyangon.com York Residence GuesthouseConvenient and clean accommodation with a good price.www.yorkresidence.com