The Shwedagon Pagoda is the most important religious center in Myanmar, and a sacred pilgrimage place for Buddhist from all over the world. It’s a 99-meter tall structure gilded in gold – quite impossible to miss when you’re in Yangon, and impossible to forget after you’ve seen it.
With Tiger Holidays, you could be in Yangon as soon as you’d like, and not just for the Shwedagon Pagoda, either. Yangon is one of the hottest destinations in Asia right now. After many years of being ruled by a tight fist, Yangon enjoys a period of well-deserved freedom. Ever since it’s no longer the capital of the state, it has discovered the joy of nightlife, clubs, pubs, and restaurants.
Must-See Attractions in Yangon
Is It Yangon or Rangoon?
The government has decided to make a clean break from the past, by changing the city name from Rangoon to Yangon, and, at the same time, by relocating the capital to Naypyidaw. Many foreign states continue using Rangoon, not just because it’s well known, but as a sign that they do not recognize the legitimacy of the local government. Freedom fighters such as Aung San Suu Kyi have also asked to keep the name Rangoon.
One thing everybody in Myanmar hates, though, is to be told by foreigners how to live their lives. So, if you’re traveling to Yangon, be courteous to the locals and don’t take any sides in this dispute unless you’re discussing it with close friends.
With Tiger Holidays, you can find out more and form your own well-documented opinion on the situation of Yangon. Get your tickets now, before a fascinating piece of history vanishes forever.