10 Sacred & Religious Sites in Yangon Region That You Shouldn't Miss

January 20, 2022 Darwin Bolte

Discover the best top things to do in Yangon Region, Myanmar including Shwedagon Pagoda, Okkalapa Pagoda, Naga Cave Aung Chan Thar Pagoda, Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, Shree Jain Shwetamber Murtipujak Temple, Kyaik-Khauk Paya, Swe Taw Myat Pagoda, Koe Htat Gyee Pagoda, Kyay Thone Pagoda, Tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar.

1. Shwedagon Pagoda

Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar http://www.theshwedagonpagoda.com
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5.0 based on 14,023 reviews

Shwedagon Pagoda

The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.

Reviewed By patricklN1986UH

The Shwedagon pagoda is visible from everywhere in the city ... and it will draw you to it like moths to a flame ...Late afternoon and evenings is the best time as it can get too hot underfoot during the day ( bare feet at all Pagodas & temples throughout the country ) ... It is a vast complex and as the sun sets, the locals light up the candles all around the Pagoda and it makes for some wonderful photo and video opportunities .. Learn a bit about the history of the pagoda ( 2,600 years old ) and be respectful of the dress code ( nothing short or skimpy, especially women ) ... I wore denim jean shorts to my knees and had to "rent ' a llongi for $10 as i was deemed inappropriate ... Not going here while in Yangon is like not looking at the Eiffel tower in paris or the Opera house in Sydney .. it is simply THE thing to do in Yangon

2. Okkalapa Pagoda

Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

Okkalapa Pagoda

3. Naga Cave Aung Chan Thar Pagoda

Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

Naga Cave Aung Chan Thar Pagoda

4. Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar +95 1 252 814 http://www.myanmarshalom.com/tour/jewish-heritage-tour/
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4.5 based on 376 reviews

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.

Reviewed By zauli1985

We got there about 11:00 AM ( note that the Syngagouge opens from 10:30 AM to 3:30 AM). It's so fascinating to know that Rangoon has some good number of Jewish back in the 1900s and interestingly Israel has a very good diplomatic relationship with Burma back then. Once in the downtown of Yangon this is a place where people should pay a visit! It's a great piece of history!

5. Shree Jain Shwetamber Murtipujak Temple

No 74/78 29th Street, Pabedan Township, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar http://myanmarjainmandir.com/
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Shree Jain Shwetamber Murtipujak Temple

6. Kyaik-Khauk Paya

Thanlyin, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar +95 56 22 032
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Kyaik-Khauk Paya

7. Swe Taw Myat Pagoda

Swe Taw Myat Pagoda Road, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Swe Taw Myat Pagoda

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Reviewed By steveprez - San Diego, United States

This is an important temple with an actual Buddha relic (apparently). Beautiful architecture and worth a visit. It’s a bit to the north of the city center so will take awhile especially if there’s traffic.

8. Koe Htat Gyee Pagoda

Bagaya St, Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar +95 1 512 343
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Koe Htat Gyee Pagoda

9. Kyay Thone Pagoda

Gyar Tawya St, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Kyay Thone Pagoda

Reviewed By Nyunt_Eugene - Chachoengsao, Thailand

Close to the ရွှေတိဂုံဘုရား the ကြေးသွန်း ဘုရား is a relatively small but still beautiful temple in terms of architecture, statues of Siddhattha Gotama and overall tranquility. No English language is to be found anywhere and this is a place for devotion, respect and spirituality - with a large area in front of the main statue of Siddhattha Gotama for expressions of reverence in the teachings of calmness, inclusivity and peace. The main building is separated from the entrance archway by a bridge which crosses a moat and links to the pavement area beside the road. Donation boxes are everywhere - to preserve the pagoda and create a new society.

10. Tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar

8 Zi Wa Ka Rd., Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar
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4.0 based on 167 reviews

Tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar

The final resting place of the exiled 18th-century Indian king.

Reviewed By Sundncr - Washington DC, United States

Located near the Shwedagon Pagoda, this mosque/shrine is an interesting part of Indian history. The building is well maintained and somber. There are three graves on the upper floor and the grave of Bahadur Shah on the bottom floor. It could be a quick visit on your tour of Rangoon. This grave is of the last Mughal emperor of India. Not much of territory when Bahadur Shah ruled, but he was the last of the Mughal rulers and it ended a chapter of Indian history. During the visit, the site sells some books on Bahadur Shah. Mr. Shah is also considered a poet and sufi philosopher besides being a monarch. So, this site is also considered holy. Be respectful on entry to the shrines and leave footwear at the steps. As empires are bound to crumble, this modest shrine is a metaphor of how one can fall from the heights of glory and nothing seems permanent in this world.

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